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Just out of curiousity.. Why are the line endings different for Windows and Unix. I was looking around for the answer but not found.

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ASCII was developed simultaneously by the ISO and the ASA


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Thanks, very informative indeed. – sTodorov Jul 25 '10 at 14:38
@sTodorov: thank wikipedia ;) – cherouvim Jul 25 '10 at 14:40
The rest of that Wikipedia section details the rather more practical and boring consequences from the origins of each operating system; Unix conventions are taken from Multics and Windows from MS-DOS which in turn took its convention from CP/M. To quote: "CP/M's use of CR+LF made sense for using computer terminals via serial lines." - Wikipedia. – casualuser Jul 25 '10 at 16:19

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