Lineendings (was Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?)

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Feb 28 21:02:46 EST 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at> wrote:
> On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:20:19 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:39 PM, Rustom Mody  wrote:
>> > Unfortunately that's the outlook all major VCSes (not just git) have started
>> > with and its wrong.
>> > Speaking somewhat simplistically:
>> > On windows one should see CRLF
>> > On *nix LF
>> > And this SHOULD NOT be a diff!
>> > [Assuming the VCS is serious about collaboration]
>> >
>> If you want this, simply run this on your Windows computer:
>> git config --global core.autocrlf true
>> Job done. The repo will record LF, but you'll get CRLF on the Windows
>> box. Alternatively, if you're happy with LF on Windows, but want
>> protection against accidentally checking in a CRLF:
>> git config --global core.autocrlf input
>> Either way, this means that line endings get folded to LF for consistency.
>> ChrisA
> Just check stackoverflow for how often this FAILS to work

Never has for any of my projects. Examples please? Actual real
problems? I've been using git for years, on mixed platforms for a lot
of that, and not had a single problem.


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