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RE: well that was fucking pointless
by gumoz on Mon 5th Dec 2011 20:02 UTC in reply to "well that was fucking pointless"
gumoz
Member since:
2008-05-15

"When you open a file with Notepad and the first four characters in the file are .LOG, what does Notepad do?
* Notepad inserts the current time and date at the end of the file
* If there's no other text on the first line, Notepad inserts the time and date at the end
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date, along with a carriage return

who writes this shit? options 1, 2 and 4 are all basically the same
"

Its not the same, it could insert it without carriage return, or it can insert the line using line feed instead of carriage return, or it could do both, when you use the files for multi-platform purposes, this stuff matters.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Its not the same, it could insert it without carriage return, or it can insert the line using line feed instead of carriage return, or it could do both, when you use the files for multi-platform purposes, this stuff matters.

Actually no it doesn't matter. Because when you use files for multi-platform purposes, you use a decent text editor that can handle difference between DOS and UNIX EOLs (or in the worst case scenario, pipe your ASCII through unix2dos / dos2unix).

Edited 2011-12-05 22:57 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

But the whole point is the question is about Notepad and not something more advanced like VIM.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It is still completely worthless knowledge though.
And to think Infoworld used to be good.

Edited 2011-12-06 04:39 UTC

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