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Re: CR/LF problems after upgrade

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 04:47:39PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 12:47:12PM -0800, Shankar Unni wrote:
>>Cary Jamison wrote:
>>>As far as I know, Unix is actually the oddball, using only a single 
>>>character to represent two actions on the old ttys, a carriage return 
>>>followed by a line feed.  All oses I used before I was exposed to Unix had 
>>><cr><lf> line endings - these included various other mini and 
>>>microcomputer oses of the late 70s early 80s era.
>>Thank you, Methuselah!
>>Hey, on the old OSes that *I* used, there was no concept of a "line 
>>separator". *Real* OSes used *records* (fixed-length space-padded, or 
>>variable-length) for all files, including text files :-).  <CR><LF> was 
>>only used for formatting the file for printing..
>?  The OSes that I used didn't need padding.  I just stayed within 7

>characters and used a new card when I needed to move to the next "line".
>No need for a backup either, since my programs were all on convenient,
>flammable cards.

(stupid laptop drops keystrokes since I took it apart)


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