Enter & Preserve UNIX linefeeds on Mac OSX

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Fri Dec 6 12:54:01 EST 2002


>How To Enter and Preserve char(10) line breaks on a file saved on Max OSX?

Aloha Sannyasin,

       switch conversionType
       case cancelIt
         exit menuPick
         break
       case "MacOS"
         replace return with numToChar(13) in sourceText
         break
       case "Win32"
         replace return with numToChar(13)&numToChar(10) in sourceText
         break
         -- Unix needs no conversion: internal line ends are char(10) on all
         --                           platforms
       end switch
       put sourceText into URL ("binfile:"&convertedFile)

The key is "binfile": the prevents the MC engine from saving the text 
with platform-specific line ending.
-- 

Rob Cozens
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