Microsoft has updated Notepad, its legendary text editor, with something that’s been on the wishlist of most Windows-using coders — the ability to view and edit text files created on UNIX-based systems, like macOS and Linux. It sounds strange, but for its 20 years of existence, Notepad only supported Windows End of Line (EOL) characters. These are Carriage Return (CR) & Line Feed (LF). This meant that if you opened a text file created on a Unix system, it’d look… well… a little screwy. Below is a .bashrc file opened in Notepad. Notice how it’s all squished together. Yikes. Thankfully,…

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