[Smaug] CR/LF, wordwrap, newline & ASCII

Phil White cerise at littlegreenmen.armory.com
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 03:09:45 -0700 (PDT)

The newline encodings are encoded in the file itself.  OS's have
preferred ways of encoding them, though.  Those preferred ways may or
may not be subverted by your text editor of choice.

Opening a text file generated on a different OS will likely have
different encodings for a newline.


Paul Thomas spat forth:

> Right on. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is, if I open a 'plain
> text' file from someone else, does my OS insert the line breaks or do
> they come enclosed with the 'plain text' file.
> If it is a case of my OS (Linux) inserts these line breaks and I find
> them to be ^M characters, are these ^M characters artifacts of
> something else?
> Thanks,
> --Paul
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