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Inserting a CRLF in VI

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Can any one tell me how do we insert a CRLF from inside the vi in a text file ?!!!


Thanks in advance.
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by:yuzh
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try to use:

   CTRL-v CTRL char,

   eg, for change to new page, type in:
       Ctrl v Ctrl L (hold ctrl and press v, hold ctrl press l)
       for CR:
       Ctrl v Ctrl m

       it depends on your UNIX favour.

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ahoffmann earned 100 total points
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CRLF: Ctrl-V Return Return
or:   Ctrl-V Ctrl-M Ctrl-V Ctrl-J
# depends on your stty settings
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by:srinusimhadri
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is there no way we can tell vi to use CRLF for line breaks ?
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by:ahoffmann
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depends on your vi version.
traditional AT&T vi does not produce useless characters (CR:-).
But most vi clones have a

     :set textmode

if not, you need to use the UNIX's prorietary unix2dos converter (the name varies on UNIX flaviours), or use a simple tr or perl command.
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