ASCII editior that shows "delimiters"

Posted on 2011-10-21
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Question from user below- I have ZERO knowledge of this....

I need to know what ASCII character(s) delimit each row. For example, it could be ASCII carriage return, or ASCII line feed, or both. I know there is no column delimiter, and I believe there is a row delimiter. However I do not have any editor which will show me because all my editors make these characters invisible to the human user.

Do you have an editor that shows these characters? Or some way for me to know what is out there at the end of each row? This file has 2357 rows, so it is not all 1 row, so I believe there is some kind of row delimiter out there.
Question by:DCrats

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Andrew_Cz earned 1000 total points
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You can use MS Word (2003 for example) by enabling Reveal Formatting.  

Open the file in Word, then -> Format -> Reveal Formatting, or just press SHIFT-F1.  A box on the right side should open.  On the bottom of it, click Show All Formatting Marks.  Now you can see the formatting for a carriage return, a tab, etc.

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speculatrix earned 1000 total points
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Wordpad or write in windows is useful for this, it will allow you to view files with unix/linux line terminations

you could also try notepad++


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ID: 37006452
got it!- he used notepad++

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