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Where is the carriage return character?

I am confused about the carriage return character \r in Windows. As everybody knows, Windows uses CRLF, i.e. \r\n, to terminate lines. So I thought, and tested it out. I opened Visual Studio Code, ...
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When opening a plain text file with Chrome, how can I know how many lines the text contains?

I'd prefer not having to copy the text to another program, as it may be very large (example).
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Is there a written definition for line count of a text file? [closed]

Is there a definition or definitions for line count of a file? A command like wc -l data.txt would only count the amount of newline characters. But this ignores scenarios such as where contents are ...
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Heading and Normal styled text on same line in MS Word

Is it possible to add Heading 1 and Normal styled text on the same line in MS Word (apart from using tables)? http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?t=9944#2 Type the "Heading 1" text on ...
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How to join lines between line spaces in notepad++

Is there a way to join lines between new lines (return), and keep the new line (return)? Been doing it with Ctrl+J after selecting the text between the new lines, but not practical with large ...
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Specify then LOCK the line --LENGTH-- for a drawing

I am sketching out a section of my backyard with trees, a fences, and some big rocks to determine how large of a shed I can put "in the backyard." Measurements to all the trees have been ...
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Excel: Sum all numbers separated by new line within cell

How do I create a new cell that equals the sum all numbers in a cell separated by a new line? I may not use text to columns as that is messy and there's no new line separator delimiter in text to ...
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Prevent PowerPoint from forcefully inserting new lines after putting a hyphen "-"

In a bullet-list, my first point contains the text Dot-notation: $.store.book[0].title The container text-box looks like so (as you can see, the second point is also affected): The problem is that ...
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How to append a carriage return to replacement text in osx bash script

I've tried numerous answers that I searched for here, and for some reason nothing is working I have a bash script which I'd like to use to process a series of files. Here's a simplified example a sql ...
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Reading a reg key that contains a CRLF?

If a registry key, exports to a reg file as: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\key ] "test"="1" and from a PS window, the following works: Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:...
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How to fix broken "newline" from Mac to Windows

I have been given a set of python codes (.py) which were written on Mac. Unfortunately, when I open them on windows (pycharm, notepad, even word), there are no line breaks. I asked for .txt versions ...
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How to insert new line separator on regular (every 13th) intervals of delimiter in text file which has no new line separator

I have a TXT file which has some raw data. I need to convert them into Excel, but my attempts are not successful. The file has hundreds of times the delimiter (separator) and that helps me convert to ...
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How to replace \r\n to \n in Windows in a large text file?

I have a text file in my Windows computer of size about 8 MB. I wanted to replace all the \r\n line-breaks to \n line-break (around 2*10^5 replacements) in the file. However, the only way I know is ...
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Linux shell backslash-newline for long JSON string

I am using curl with a really long -d, --data <data> field containing JSON. I would like to use backslash-newline to wrap around the JSON in the middle of the JSON string. Here's an example: (...
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Change row delimiter for a specific column in Excel

I have a excel file which contains data as below. +-------+----------+-------------------------+-----------+ | ID | Material | Description | Attribute | +-------+----------+------------...
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Minimum version of notepad.exe to support unix newlines

A while back, Microsoft announced their development build of notepad finally supports unix style newlines (\n). However according to a colleague, this is not the case in a Windows 10 testing ...
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Newline (\n) handled differently by zsh vs bash - how to fix?

If I run the script below using zsh and bash, I'm getting different results. Interestingly, this is caused by the \n newlines in the input string. Using zsh, I get the correct result: rene@MININT-...
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Why does telnet send CRLF when I press enter?

On the telnet provided with my system (Debian), line feeds (\n) seem to be translated to CRLF (\r\n). Specifically, if I run, e.g., netcat -l -p 3334 > file and run echo a | telnet localhost 3334 ...
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How to Backspace New Line Characters in Notepad++

I have a file with the following format dhdh |jgfgf hhgfh I want to find the | (pipe) symbol in a new line and replace it with backspace For finding this, my regex is as below ^[|]{1}[a-zA-Z] It ...
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Why isn't Word aligning Justified pasted text from a PDF?

I copied and pasted the first few paras. from this PDF. Pls see screenshots below. After I clicked to align justified, why didn't each line automatically fill up to the end?
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remove newlines from a .txt file with a simple cmd command?

How do I remove newlines from a .txt file with a simple cmd command? This will erase the file: findstr "{\r\n}" %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\tt\t.txt %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\tt\t.txt > t.txt Whereas this ...
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How to paste from Notepad into Word without getting extra line breaks after every line

When I copy text from Notepad and paste it into Microsoft Word (2016) there is an extra line break after every single line. How do I prevent his from happening? I found a way to delete all blank ...
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Cygwin EOL Windows

I am trying to remember how to configure Cygwin to use windows EOL instead of Unix EOL. I haven't had to do this in years and I just bought a new laptop. NOTE: Bear with me as I describe the issue. ...
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handling of space and newline

Assuming user has 5 processes started, what is queried with below sentences: cuser=`whoami` a="`ps -C process -o user= | grep $cuser`" echo $a user user user user user vs. echo "`ps -C process -o ...
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(Notepad++) Delete text between brackets but not from all brackets

So I posted a question earlier and got answered by user Dmytro Dzyubak, everything worked, but now I'm trying to make it work faster. More details below. Before: SkinMesh { skin = "Art/Models/...
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Deleting text between brackets in notepad++

I need to delete everything between {} example below Before: ParticleEffects { animation = "distort" 0 = "mid Metadata/Effects/misc/distort/distort.pet" } After: ParticleEffects { } ...
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Using Notepad++ is it possble to create a shortcut to add 2 blank lines indented 4 spaces?

I'm working with Python, and while I use PyCharm, sometimes I need to use NotePad++. Is it possible to create a shortcut to add 2 new blank lines, preferably indented 4 spaces? I'm aware of Ctrl+Alt+...
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Find all files with inconsistent newlines

I have a directory with a large number of files (in various subdirectories) and I need to find all files that have inconsistent newlines (i.e. a mixture of Windows and Unix line endings). How could ...
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Is sed buggy when pattern is newline for a delete command?

My goal is to print the content of a file up to (and excluding) a specific pattern and I'm using the following which works as expected (even when pattern is ^$): sed -n '/pattern/!p;//q' file In ...
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Why so many line feeds in a mysql file?

cat -A dfs.MYI M-~M-~^G^A^@^@^AT^@M-0^@d^@M-D^@^A^@^@^A^@^X^A^@^@^@^@^@M-^?^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@M-^?M-^?M-^?M-^?M-^?M-^?M-^?M-^?^@^@^@^@^@^@^D^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@...
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docker exec messes up terminal line feeds?

When I pipe the output from docker exec to another command, it appears to mess up my terminal's line endings. For example: $ docker exec -it foo sh -c 'echo {\"a\":\"b\",\"c\":\"d\"}' | jq { "a": ...
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How to search for strings that include newlines in Notepad++

I'm going through subtitle files so there are stuff like 442 00:24:18,017 --> 00:24:20,551 Now you're just looking for a scapegoat. and I'm wondering how I can search for "just looking for a"...
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One newline equals two newlines in bash?

So while i was testing a python program i have been working on i noticed that echo -e "\n" and printf "\n" according to the if statement in bash. Even though echo -e "\n" prints two newlines (it ...
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PuTTY: connected to some Ubuntu server, sometimes stops going to a new line when pressing enter

I use PuTTY in order to SSH to some Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS x64 server. Pressing the key ENTER causes the terminal to go to a new line. However, from time to time, some program outputs some text, and ...
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Suppressing git EOL conversion for PDFs

I'm maintaining a git repository of PDFs, and I'm having trouble stopping gitr converting EOLs from CRLF to LF. As the repo is shared between a Linux and Windows, and contains Linux scripts, I've ...
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Vbscript MsgBox newline from batch argument

test.vbs: wscript.quit MsgBox ("Hello"&vbNewLine&"World",0) works. prova.bat: WScript //Nologo Message.vbs "Hello"&vbNewLine&"World" 0 Message.vbs: wscript.quit MsgBox (wscript....
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Remove uneven line ending positions in MS Word

In the attached picture, you can see that each line of text ends abruptly in between without going to the end of the actual position where a line should end(the rightmost location). With formatting ...
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Why is the output of this echo command over-running into multiple lines?

I have a directory of photos whose names are the time and date the photo was taken. E.g: ~$ ls directory -1 2003-09-15 03.30.33.jpg 2004-05-04 12.45.28.jpg 2004-05-04 12.45.51.jpg However, if I run ...
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Paste in Excel without splitting on newlines

I have some data in Google Sheets that has newlines in cells. When I paste into Excel the data is split into rows at those newlines and the other columns remain blank on the "inserted rows". How to ...
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Document saved with Notepad has linebreaks deleted

A very odd situation is occurring: (Running Windows 7 Enterprise, SP1, 64bit) A GUI I use at work (built specifically for this purpose and intended to run in a Windows environment) generates .dat ...
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adding new line with text at the bottom of every opened files in notepad++?

I want to add text at the bottom of every opened file (as a extra line) in notepad++. I know how to add at beginning of the file. Find what:- (?s).* Replace with:- YOUR TEXT\r\n$0 which helps me ...
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How to add new line character in notepad++ like one would do in Vim?

I have a bash script which parse text files. In these text files some lines contains a new line character, when I open the file with Vim it looks like this: data 1=part 1 ^M part 2 data 2=part 1 I ...
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Strange behavior in plain text file in notepad?

I Just received the txt file, and it looks good like this, But when I pasted it in my cisco device it did't load properly , First I did't get it because text looks okay, then for just curiosity, I ...
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Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks

In my Outlook messages recently I have noticed that there are added line breaks after a certain number of characters. I suspect that these are being added to my outgoing messages only, not inbound ...
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Forgot line break. Split line by number of columns

I am sending a single line of output (from some cluster jobs) to a file. The output has a defined number of columns, but I forgot to add a line break at the end of each line, so all my input is being ...
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How to specify semi colon character ';' as a line ending character when importing CSV to Excel on Mac

(Using Microsoft Excel form Mac version 15.18) Can see delimiters for the columns in the import steps, but no-where is there an option for defining what the line ending character is. I need this so ...
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Windows CMD.exe inserting new line after program runs

Does CMD.exe automatically put a new line on the terminal window after a program has run? My program is outputing one line of text, via .NET Console.WriteLine("TEXT"); However, I'm also seeing a blank ...
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Wrap lines in vim's scratch buffer but not elsewhere

I have set nowrap in my vim config file but there's one place where I need line wrapping: the scratch buffer (because the text that shows up there usually doesn't stick to 80 columns). Is there a ...
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Replace with a newline

Geany, like many text editors, has a replace dialog: In the Replace with: field, how can I express that I want the pattern to get replaced with a new line character?
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NodeJS: writing JSON file not having line breaks when i open in Notepad. But is pretty view with other Editors

I am writing a JSON file using NodeJS, like this: var path = "D:\\test.json" var writeContent = {"Success" : "This is a sample"} fs.writeFile(path, JSON.stringify(writeContent, null, 4), function (...
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