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Re: FW: end of file characters
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: The Cygwin-Talk Maiming List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 09:08:02 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: FW: end of file characters
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On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 03 December 2007 22:34, Gary Johnson wrote:
> > On 2007-12-03, Ren Berber wrote:
> >> Gary Johnson wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >>> Except that WordPad always writes CR-LF at the ends of lines, even
> >>> if the original file had only LF line endings.[snip]
> >> "always" is not true, WordPad distinguishes between text and DOS text as
> >> anybody can see in the file types offered when using Save as...
> > I'm afraid it is true. Have you actually tried those two "Save as
> > type" settings? On the copy of WordPad I have on this XP machine,
> > which says it's WordPad Version 5.1, the choices are
> > Rich Text Format (RTF)
> > Text Document
> > Text Document - MS-DOS Format
> > Unicode Text Document
> > Opening a text file that had only LF line endings and saving it as
> > either of the two "Text Document" types will result in a file with
> > CR-LF line endings. I have found no way to have WordPad save a file
> > with LF line endings.
> > Regards,
> > Gary
> I'm confused. What does any of this have to do with Ctrl-D and Ctrl-Z?
Don't you know that files of more than one line are considered evil by
Microsoft? That's why Outlook never wraps lines in email -- they try to
encourage you to write the whole thing on one line.
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