trailing blank line in a text file
mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Wed Jul 21 00:09:04 UTC 2004
On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Alex White wrote:
> > Can anybody tell me what is going on? Why do I get the trailing blank line.
> > Thank you.
> > Olga
> What are you using to edit the files in question? I know that
> in FC2 and I think FC1, emacs asks you when you edit a file if
> you want a blank line inserted at the end. Could this be what
> you're seeing?
Not a blank line, a linefeed at the end of the last line. vi, on the
other hand, always ends lines with a linefeed. Some programs that read a
line at a time will break if the last line does not end with a linefeed.
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