reading win and mac text files on linux
martin at materiaprima.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Apr 17 02:58:24 CDT 2004
For quite a while now I've been moving a large set of plain text data files
back and forth between mac and windows and revolution has read and written
them seamlessly on either platform, regardless of the line end characters
in the files it opens. (I'm just using "put into url x", and "put url x
into", with the "file:" protocol.)
Recently I moved these data files to Linux, read them into revolution and
was surprised that no automatic conversion of line endings seems to be done
when opening them on that platform. The Mac text files opened into
revolution as a single line with a sprinkling of ascii 13s, and the PC
files all have a spare ascii 13 at the end of each line.
I expected line endings to be converted automatically.
Can anyone enlighten me why this is happening ?
Did I misunderstand the mechanism ? Is this expected behaviour ?
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