windows line breaks in txt files
deron.meranda at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 15:36:42 UTC 2004
The emacs editor can easily handle a variety of line ending
conventions as part of it's Mule (multi-language extensions) package.
It will automatically detect the type of line ending present in a file
and use that. If it is using CR+LF rather than the Unix default of
just LF, then the string "(DOS)" will appear on the bottom status
The easiest way to start a new file with dos-style end of line is to
just add one line, and at the end of the line place a CR character by
typing: control-Q control-M. You should see a "^M" at the end of the
line. Save the file. Delete the emacs buffer/window. Then reload
the file and emacs will autodetect it as a DOS-style file.
Another way to change emac's end of line style is within your text
buffer enacs M-x set-buffer-file-coding-system [the M-x is
emacs-speak for the meta/alt key, or alternatively ESC x]. (Or if
running graphically under X11, select from the menus
Options->Mule->Set Coding Systems->For Saving This Buffer.) Then at
the prompt enter one of these two:
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:15:27 -0500, Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 04:04:14PM +0100, Duncan Lithgow wrote:
> > How can i configure my editors to use windows line breaks? Or do I just
> > avoid text files and stick to openoffice or something.
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