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Re: Re: Handling Mac, Unix, Win/DOS newlines at readtime...

by blm (Hermit)
on Sep 16, 2002 at 11:33 UTC ( #198216=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Handling Mac, Unix, Win/DOS newlines at readtime...
in thread Handling Mac, Unix, Win/DOS newlines at readtime...

Beat me to but I am not as revered as Aristotle. The only way I knew is that I got caught out badly reading dos text files on linux. Everyone that uses perl on different platforms, be they Mac, *nix and/or Windows/DOS based, should read perlport for the low down on when \n is \012 or \015 or \015\012


To quote some words of wisdom:

In most operating systems, lines in files are terminated with newlines. Just what is used as a newline may vary from OS to OS. Unix traditionally uses \012, one kind of Windows I/O uses \015\012, and Mac OS uses \015.

Perl uses \n to represent the ``logical'' newline, where what is logical may depend on the platform in use. In MacPerl, \n always means \015. In DOSish perls, \n usually means \012, but when accessing a file in ``text'' mode, STDIO translates it to (or from) \015\012.

Amen ;-)

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