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Eclipse Java Editor

V Bose
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Joined: Jul 10, 2003
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Is there a way I can specify the file format of a .java file (Mac, PC or Unix) when reading it ? For instance, if I read a java file created on a Mac OS, from a PC, the line temination characters are going to be different...
Tim West
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Joined: Mar 15, 2004
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You shouldn't need to. As per the JLS, both Unix and Windows line line termination styles are legal. If a Java editor won't render one of these, it's a bug (at least according to the JLS).

In any case, Eclipse renders either type fine.

As for stripping off Windows-style line terminators when moving files about, I tend to use Emacs for this...I've never had to do enough that I've researched a better way. I imagine there's a single sed command that would do it though

[ July 20, 2004: Message edited by: Tim West ]
Loren Rosen
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Joined: Feb 12, 2003
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Eclipse can change the line delimiters of a file, via Source => Convert line delimiters to => ...
I agree. Here's the link:
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