in reply to Re: How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database?
in thread QandASection: regular expressions

I think it's worthwhile pointing out that "\n" really means the local end of line marker, local as in the computer the script is run on.

This is not a fixed standard as the following shows:
Unix/Linux/OSX use \012
Win/DOS usually uses \015\012 for text IO

So running a script under (Uni|Linu|OS)X containing  tr/\n// on a file written on windows won't behave the way you might think.

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