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Re: Newlines: reading files that were created on other platforms

by adamk (Chaplain)
on Feb 02, 2005 at 06:04 UTC ( #427158=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Newlines: reading files that were created on other platforms

As usual, CPAN shows the way.

For about a year, I was in a situation with mixed Windows, Unix, AND Mac carriage returns, and I think I can safely say I've seen just about every screw up there is.

I evolved a regex over the years, a "universal line seperator" that handles all three newline formats, and a couple of common ugly mistakes that happen.

About a week ago, I rolled it into a CPAN module.

Go check out File::LocalizeNewlines.

It's only new, and the recursive mode might not handle binary files cleanly at this point, but all you really need is.

use File::LocalizeNewlines; File::LocalizeNewlines->localize( $filename );

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