[seqfan] Re: End of line characters in b-files

Harry J. Smith hjsmithh at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 10 16:10:02 CET 2009


I agree with Franklin. Most of my b-files will have CRLF at the end of each
line and
I do not have a way to change this.


I recommend that you find some way to automate this on the receiving 
There are some Windows/DOS programs capable of generating LF only, but
the standard ones that everybody has do not have this ability.

Franklin T. Adams-Watters


> -----Original Message-----
> From: N. J. A. Sloane [mailto:njas at research.att.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 3:38 PM
> To: hjsmithh at sbcglobal.net; njas at research.att.com
> Cc: pierrecami at tele2.fr; seqfan at seqfan.eu
> Subject: Re: End of line characters in b-files
> Harry (and I will copy this to the seqfan list):
> You said:
> > I noticed something strange in my copies of b-files that I sent to you.
> > have each line ending with the two characters CR LF (Carriage-return
> > Line-feed) and some have each line ending with the single character LF.
> Me:  Thanks for asking!  This is indeed a source of problems.
> We strongly prefer having each line end with the single character LF
> (because that is the unix standard format).  The other format (DOS format)
> has to be changed by me (individually for each file!).
> Another thing:  tabs in b-files also cause trouble and again
> have to be changed by me (individually for each file).
> Folks should use spaces in b-files, not tabs!
> And to repeat what I said in an earlier posting:
> along with b-file, please send a %H line, in this format:
> %H A007366 T. D. Noe, <a href="b007366.txt">Table of n, a(n) for
> (using the right offset, of course).
> Thanks!
> Neil

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