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I must be going *insane*!

by Kozz (Friar)
on May 23, 2000 at 20:24 UTC ( #14400=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Debugging: What's going on here?

I used a carriage-return-stripping script on this "Hello, World" script, and then there were no errors. But I'm editing it in VI (well, VIM), and usually these pesky characters show up as ^M. But they weren't visible. How strange. I feel sooo foolish, though. Why couldn't I see those darn \r's?

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RE: I must be going *insane*!
by ZZamboni (Curate) on May 23, 2000 at 21:33 UTC
    vim automatically recognizes DOS-style end-of-lines and treates them correctly. To force it to use unix-style EOLs, set the "filetype" variable to "unix":
    :set ff=unix
    Then write the file. It will write it in Unix format. If you set ff=unix before loading a file, it should show the \r's as ^M.


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