How to get the line break char?

Jerry Jensen jerry at
Wed Apr 18 16:36:01 EDT 2018

Is the task to compare two CSV files regardless of their line endings? If you don’t care what the line endings are, as Brian points out, using “file:” to read them will convert all line endings to just LF. Then there is no problem comparing, right?

> On Apr 18, 2018, at 6:52 AM, Brian Milby via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> One other consideration is how you are opening the file. Using “file” will
> end up converting to just LF. You will need to use “binfile” to examine the
> line endings native in the file.
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 8:11 AM dunbarx via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Tiemo.
>> I guess I do not understand.
>> put charToNum(the number of chars of line (lineOfInterest + 1) of yourText)
>> into tChar
>> Then tChar can be compared to the "tChar" of any other line.
>> Craig

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