troubleshooting Question

test for end of line not working

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Hello,

I have a large amount of text files that are all of the same basic format that I want to convert to HTML.  One characteristic of these files is that they were typed into a text editor by a typist who didn't understand the concept of text wrapping (these are old documents).  

The upshot is that every line has a carriage return.  

If I can ignore the carriage returns on all but the ones that are at the beginning of the line the documents will format with little coding effort. My problem is that I am unable to determine where these carriage returns are.  I have been looking for "\n".  I must be missing something.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Below is the code I am stumped on:

Thanks,
ibanja

  for(string::iterator iter = cppString.begin() ; iter != cppString.end() ; iter++)
    {
      switch(*iter)
        {
        case ' ':
          htmline+= " ";
          break;
        case '<':
          htmline+= "&lt;";
          break;
        case '>':
          htmline+= "&gt;";
          break;
        case '\t':
          htmline+= "&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;";
          break;
        case '\n':
          if (iter == cppString.begin() )
            htmline+= "<p>\n";
          else
            htmline+= " \n";
          break;
            default:
          htmline+= *iter;
          break;
        }
    }
 
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