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Re: Unix vs. Windows File Format

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  • Tony Mechelynck
    ... 7.2.040, see http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.2/README Best regards, Tony. -- Whenever anyone says, theoretically , they really mean, not really . --
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 1, 2009
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      On 27/05/09 00:23, Ben Schmidt wrote:
      >
      > The bug has been fixed in a recentish Vim patch--you can now explicitly enable
      > ff=dos when opening a file, and Vim will obey you.
      >
      > :e ++ff=dos
      >
      > I believe in this case Vim will treat CRLF and LF as line breaks, i.e. it will
      > silently convert single LF into CRLF. Single CR will show up as ^M in the buffer.
      >
      > As long as unix is in your 'ffs' option, though, Vim will autodetect filetype and
      > will turn to Unix line endings if it finds a missing CR.
      >
      > For more details on fileformat detection, and on specifying it explicitly when
      > opening a file, etc., see
      >
      > :help 'ff'
      > :help 'ffs'
      > :help ++opt
      > :help file-formats
      >
      > Remember, though, that this thread was about a bug Vim had where it would
      > sometimes ignore the ++ff=dos option. It has now been fixed, but only if you have
      > a Vim complied with that patch in it will you have the benefit of the fix. I don't
      > have time now to look up when it was fixed; someone else may be able to.
      >
      > Ben.

      7.2.040, see http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.2/README


      Best regards,
      Tony.
      --
      Whenever anyone says, "theoretically", they really mean, "not really".
      -- Dave Parnas

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