Returns Don't Return?

Mark Talluto userev at
Mon Mar 11 18:11:52 EDT 2013

On Mar 6, 2013, at 9:29 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at> wrote:

> I have a stack that generates a return-delimited list of files in a folder
> and writes the list to a simple text file.
> put theFileList into url ("file:" & dropBoxFolder() & "flist.txt")
> When I retrieve this file within LiveCode, it ignores the returns and places
> all entries in a single line.  If I open the text file in a text editor, the
> lines are displayed properly.  I tried resaving the file from the text
> editor, but LiveCode still ignores the returns unless I explicitly return
> each line by hand in the text editor.
> I tried using all the return forms: return, cr, crlf, with no difference.
> Now, if I write the file list using "binfile", LiveCode is then able to read
> the returns correctly.  Why is this?

Hi Scott,

I find that to get get reliable CR on all platforms I use LF instead.
You can also run:  replace numToChar(13) with numToChar(10) in {variableNameHere}

This will clean out all the offenders.

Best regards,

Mark Talluto

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