FW: end of file characters

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Tue Dec 4 10:34:00 GMT 2007

On 03 December 2007 22:34, Gary Johnson wrote:

> On 2007-12-03, Ren Berber wrote:
>> Gary Johnson wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> Except that WordPad always writes CR-LF at the ends of lines, even
>>> if the original file had only LF line endings.[snip]
>> "always" is not true, WordPad distinguishes between text and DOS text as
>> anybody can see in the file types offered when using Save as...
> I'm afraid it is true.  Have you actually tried those two "Save as
> type" settings?  On the copy of WordPad I have on this XP machine,
> which says it's WordPad Version 5.1, the choices are
>    Rich Text Format (RTF)
>    Text Document
>    Text Document - MS-DOS Format
>    Unicode Text Document
> Opening a text file that had only LF line endings and saving it as
> either of the two "Text Document" types will result in a file with
> CR-LF line endings.  I have found no way to have WordPad save a file
> with LF line endings.
> Regards,
> Gary

  I'm confused.  What does any of this have to do with Ctrl-D and Ctrl-Z?

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