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Re: Changing file end-of-line style

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: Changing file end-of-line style
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:48:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2011-07-01)

Hi Eli,

On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 06:41:52PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:24:10 +0100
> > From: Suvayu Ali <>
> > Cc: Emacs help <>
> > 
> > This works great!  I have a question though.  I was aware of the
> > set-buffer-file-coding-system command; when I tried it I was prompted
> > with utf-8[1] which did not seem to do anything.  What confuses me is
> > this prompt along with separate markers on the modeline for charset and
> > line ending style[2] led me to believe the coding system of the file is
> > the charset (as in the characters used in the text) it is using, whereas
> > line endings are set by something else.
> No, the coding-system includes both the character encoding and the EOL
> encoding.  See the node "Coding Systems" in the Emacs User Manual.
> > >From your answer it seems that is not the case.  Does that mean there
> > can be several coding system associated to a buffer?
> No, there's only one, but it specifies both character and EOL
> conversions.

Thanks a lot for clearing my confusion.  Obviously I need to read more.



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