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Re: How to get rid of annoying ^M lineendings


From: scott . althoff
Subject: Re: How to get rid of annoying ^M lineendings
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:51:29 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

Is there a way to execute this every time emacs starts?

On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:39:24 AM UTC-5, Stefan Reichör wrote:
> Joost Kremers <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > olgo wrote:
> >> I keep reading solutions to this problem by means of substituting the
> >> line endings with a global replace but this is not what I need.
> >> I need for the files to be kept as they are, with all kinds of line
> >> endings, but I don't want to see it in the editor.
> >>
> >> Thus, my question is:
> >> Is there a way to tell emacs not to show the ^M character altogether?
> >
> > IME this is only a problem when line endings in a file are not consistent.
> > so my advice would be to make sure each file only has one kind of line
> > ending, then emacs will simply detect the format correctly and will tell
> > you in the mode line you're editing a DOS file, and won't show the ^M
> > characters.
> 
> I use the following function to remove the trailing ^M from such files:
> 
> (defun xsteve-remove-control-M ()
>   "Remove ^M at end of line in the whole buffer."
>   (interactive)
>   (save-match-data
>     (save-excursion
>       (let ((remove-count 0))
>         (goto-char (point-min))
>         (while (re-search-forward "
> $" (point-max) t)
>           (setq remove-count (+ remove-count 1))
>           (replace-match "" nil nil))
>         (message (format "%d ^M removed from buffer." remove-count))))))
> 
> 
> Stefan.
> ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **



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