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Re: How to make emacs *not* add a newline at the end of the file?

From: Charles Sebold
Subject: Re: How to make emacs *not* add a newline at the end of the file?
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:14:01 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (windows-nt)

On 31 Dec 2008, Juha Nieminen wrote:

> I don't need this feature, and in a few cases it actually hinders me
> (ie. in the few cases where I *really* don't want that newline as the
> last character of the file). I have always liked emacs because it
> doesn't add any extraneous characters which I haven't specifically
> told it to add, like so many other text editors do, which gives me
> much more precise control over the contents of the file. This new
> feature is consequently a bit annoying.
> How can the feature be turned off?

M-x customize-variable RET require-final-newline RET

Also see the value of the variable mode-require-final-newline.

(info "(emacs)Customize Save") has the scoop.

C-h i < m emacs RET m customize save RET

> Another related question: Is there an easy way of making emacs
> visually show the end of the file? (Some other text editors have such
> a feature, eg. by showing a special symbol after the last character in
> the file, and it would be useful.)

This I don't know off the top of my head.
Charles Sebold                                    31st of December, 2008
GNU Emacs 22.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) | Gnus v5.11 | org-mode 6.16trans

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