I want to let TextEdit never save
<CR>, the carriage return.
Different operating systems save end-of-line as different Unicode characters.
For MS DOS (like Windows) it is
<CR><LF>, and for Unix and Mac
<LF>, and for the very old Mac OS 9 just
<CR> is the carriage return, and
<LF> the line feed.
When sometimes I paste, into TextEdit, several paragraphs from a Windows-created file, for example
<CR>'s are also copied.
TextEdit does not fully conform with Unix standards, in that it does accept
<CR><LF>'s, by showing them indeed as line breaks.
I cannot tell, then, whether a line break is Window-styled
<CR><LF> or Unix-styled
When I save my personal writings in pure text (
txt) written in Markdown, I don't want these
<CR>'s, but can neither see them, nor delete them in TextEdit.
It is when I open the text file in question with Vim, did I spot those
<CR>'s shown as
Indeed, in Vim, it is easy to replace them with empty strings.
However, I too edit in TextEdit often.
Can I set TextEdit so that it never saves
<CR>'s in a buffer of its?
That is, when I paste a
<CR> in a buffer, the
<CR> is ignored and not written.