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Line break problem on OS X (3 posts)

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  • Started 22 years ago by ngoforth
  • Latest reply 22 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • ngoforth Member

    When I download a text file from my UNIX server to my Mac (running OS X 10.1) I find that it opens (in BBEdit) with a blank line between every line that should be there. I'm not sure how to determine what character this is, but is shows as a carriage return (r) - so I get TWO r in a row.

    I notice that BBEdit thinks this is a Macintosh file - not UNIX. I normally now save files in UNIX mode.

    If I use the "open with BBEdit" command in Fetch the file appears as it should (no extra CR). If I open the file from BBEdit (Open from FTP server...) it appears as it should.

    I have tried setting the download mode to 'text' instead of automatic, with no change I can see.

    Is there any way to tell Fetch that these files should be left as UNIX files and not translated to Macintosh line endings - as I assume it's doing?


    Posted 22 years ago #

  • ngoforth Member

    I forgot to note: I'm running Fetch 4.0.1

    Posted 22 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you set the download mode to Binary Fetch will not do any line ending translation.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 22 years ago #

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