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Losing newlines in text file when zipping

Sean Chang

Joined: Feb 12, 2009
Posts: 12

I am trying to zip up text a file in java, the file includes newline characters, it zips successfully, but when I open it up in winzip, the newline characters are gone, can anyone please advise how to resolve this?

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18150

There's nothing in that code which does anything except copy the file byte-for-byte. So what makes you think the newlines are missing in the result?
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19552

Is this code executed on a Linux machine, and is the text file then opened in Notepad? Because Linux uses only \n for line breaks, and Notepad is notorious for only supporting the \r\n combination that Windows uses. Other text editors, including Microsoft's own WordPad (ok, technically not a text editor, but it can handle text files), are a lot better. Notepad++ is often recommended.

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Rob Spoor wrote: . . . Notepad++ is often recommended.
That is because it is often very good
I agree. Here's the link:
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