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Re: mac/dos/unix newline conversion without specify from

From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: mac/dos/unix newline conversion without specify from
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 10:04:58 -0800 (PST)
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what you described wouldn't work if the file is not opened correctly.

in particular, open a file with CR as line return but containing a LF
as the last char. Then, open it in emacs and emacs will show ^M. At
this point, changing the encoding as you described only changes the
last char.


On Dec 7, 8:27 am, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Open a unix file, do replace-string from LF to CR. Save the file. Then
> > start emacs with -q, open the file. It doesn't interprete the file as
> > a mac os classic file but instead display newline char as ^M.
> That's a good method if you like to get into trouble.
> For those who prefer to do things right, then you can C-x RET f mac RET
> and then C-x C-s, or alternatively just click twice on the ":" in the
> left part of the mode line (the first time makes it change from unix to
> dos, the second from dos to mac).
>         Stefan

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