End of line problem

Marty Knapp martyknapp at comcast.net
Tue Oct 7 22:19:59 EDT 2008


Thank you Sarah, I'll give that a try!

Marty
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Marty Knapp <martyknapp at comcast.net> wrote:
>   
>> I have a stack from which I create a text file that has to be uploaded to a
>> server. The file can be either a tab or comma delimited file. I'm creating
>> it in Rev 3.0 Studio on my iMac with 10.5.5. I'm getting an error that I've
>> traced to an end-of-line problem. The file looks fine on my Mac but when I
>> move it over to Windows XP and open it with Notepad it doesn't recognize my
>> line endings (though Wordpad does). The file shows the little square block
>> when the line end character should be, which I assume means it's a character
>> it doesn't recognize. I've tried CR, CRLF and LF. If I fix the line ends in
>> Notepad the file then uploads properly. I'm stumped . . .
>>     
>
> You are being punished by the fact that each system has it's own way
> of describing line feeds. Check out the docs for the return constant
> for more info. When Rev reads or writes a text file, it converts
> automatically, so you always get the right line endings for whatever
> system produced the file. If you have to specify a particular line
> ending, then you have to alter them manually, and save as a binary
> file, not a text file.
>
> To save a file for Windows (that uses CRLF), you will need something like this:
>
> replace cr with CRLF in tData
> put tData into URL ("binfile:WindowsData.txt")



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