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Friday, May 10, 2013

Notepad++ End of Line Conversion

Notepad++ is an excellent free GUI text editor for writing code in a Windows operating system.  It is great for opening up just about any filetype, organizing tabs, highlighting syntax, and matching parentheses and brackets.  One minor tweak that is sometimes needed for shell scripts to run in the UNIX environment is to change the end of line character from Windows format to UNIX format.  To accomplish this go to the Edit >  EOL Conversion > UNIX Format.  Then save the file.  This should fix some common errors you have from writing a UNIX script in Notepad++.

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