Enter & Preserve UNIX linefeeds on Mac OSX

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Fri Dec 6 15:58:01 EST 2002

Ha. "binfile:" works

I think I asked this question and had it answered six months ago, but 
the answer slipped off the end of a gray whisker. Good case for 

in the "See also" list for "return" add an item: "binfile" and

then in the write up for "binfile:" add:
The "binfile" keyword can also be used to block auto-translation of 
return constants to the platform specific return character(s) in a 
saved text file.  For example, if you are working on the Mac OS and 
want to save your text file so that linefeeds appear in the same places 
when viewed on a Unix machine, do this:

  replace numToChar(13) with numToChar(10) in tData
  put tData into URL "binfile:someFile.txt"


On Thursday, December 5, 2002, at 07:46 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> If you use url "file" you get the automatic line-endings translations. 
> To keep the line endings intact with no translation when writing to 
> disk, use "binfile" instead:
>  put tTemplate into URL "binfile:index.shtml"

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