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Re: strange difference display for unchanged source code

From: SF Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: strange difference display for unchanged source code
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 13:00:22 +0200

> Look at the file and/or the diffs with an editor that has an option to
> display control characters or use a dump utility.  The "uninteresting"
> changes have a bare <LF> at the end of the line in the original file
> rather than the correct (for DOS/Windows) <CR><LF>.  Your editor is
> fixing the defective line endings when you save the file (which is a
> good thing).

You are right.

The diff command shows the same differences. The tool "Kompare 3.4" can 
visually highlight the unexpected changes by a direct file comparison.

Now I have got the impression that the editor from the tool "KDevelop 3.5.5" 
added a few carriage return characters (0x0D) at places in the source code that 
I did not touch myself. Some line endings were converted to the Windows/DOS 
format. I would prefer a clearer display for such a conversion in the diff 


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