[OS X TeX] Re: BBEdit and TeXShop files

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Mon Sep 9 08:23:04 EDT 2002

On Monday, September 9, 2002, at 03:00 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> I have also seen this. My interpretation (possibly wrong): TextEdit 
> and the TeXShop editor are based on the same Apple classes, which deal 
> transparently with any kind of end-of-line character (Carriage Return 
> on Mac OS Classic, New Line on Unix and Mac OS X, Carriage Return + 
> New Line on DOS/Windows).
> Thus, if you use a file created in Classic and edited in TeXShop, the 
> file will contain a mixture of Mac-style end-of-line characters (from 
> the time it was edited under Mac OS Classic) and Unix end-of-line 
> characters (from the modifications added under OS X).
> Now BBEdit does not work like this: it reads the file and decides once 
> and for good that it's Mac, Unix or Windows. Suppose the first 
> end-of-line characters are Mac-style: BBEdit will think the file is 
> Mac-style, and display all subsequent Unix-style end-of-lines as 
> rectangles.

I do not know whether this is the case or not. But the files I tested 
have *exclusively* been created/modified in TeXShop under MacOS X 
before. I have to admit, I sort of described the problem in a wrong 
way: actually only single returns and (automatic) returns from soft 
wrapping in TeXShop are not recognized by BBEdit ... so I guess you 
could be right in so far that TeXShop uses a different character in 
this case (as opposed to a double return).

> The solution: use "Find" and "Replace All" to convert all end-of-lines 
> to one style only (\r is Carriage Return, \n is New Line). Once it's 
> done, you can change all end-of-lines to any style in one go, using 
> one of the pull-down menus (fifth one from the left).

This is exactly what I did, but I ended up with a handful of extra 
returns inserted at seemingly random places that I had to manually 
remove ...

Thanks anyways.

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