[Pdx-pm] data munging: line-endings

Colin Kuskie ckuskie at dalsemi.com
Tue Oct 14 13:14:23 CDT 2003

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 10:28:10AM -0700, Thomas Keller wrote:

> It's straightforward to filter line endings, but I don't know how to 
> check for a particular line ending without opening the file in BBEdit 
> and using it's page info menu. Is there a kind of stat module that 
> quickly determines the line ending characters and allows them to be 
> filtered automagically?

I don't think so.  To do that, the module would have to know how
to analyze the content of each file to recognize lines without
using line endings.  That's easy for a human, but might be
complex based on the format of the line(s).

If you're trying to take care of files from DOS and Unix,
then this would work:


which would take care of:


Otherwise, if you'd post a little more detail, then it'd be easier
to help with a solution.


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