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Re: Spurious line feed in etc/DISTRIB?

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Spurious line feed in etc/DISTRIB?
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:58:51 +0200
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() Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
() Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:15:32 -0400

   Christian Faulhammer wrote:

   > not sure if the two line feeds I discovered in etc/DISTRIB
   > are on purpose or not.

   They are there to separate the text into "pages" (header, body,
   footer).  Other files in etc/ use them similarly.

btw, the ^L (ascii 12, 0xC) is called "form feed".  in teletype
dayz, a "form" was a "page"; printing a ^L caused a page break.

actual line feed char is ^J (ascii 10, 0xA).

more info by evaluating form: (man "ascii")


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