I usually put "sep=," or "sep=;" as first line on my csv files so i can easily open them with excel. But is there a way to use this with space and tab separated files?

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"sep=/t" for tab delimited

"sep= " for space delimited, should work

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    I actually never used ", so this did not seem to work for the space issue until i literally typed the quotes.
    – Madmenyo
    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:35
  • Is it a part of CSV standard or custom Excel thing? Jul 28, 2015 at 16:02
  • @BogdanGusiev I'm pretty sure this is part of the way excel processes csv files, but I've never found any documentation on it. see here Jul 28, 2015 at 16:04

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