|WikiProject Microsoft Windows / Computing||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
Is converting Unix newlines to DOS newlines good or bad. It's on both features and limitaions.22.214.171.124 21:43, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
- It is good only when you need it. Otherwise, when it is done automatically, it will break some of your text files! It would have been good to offer the newline conversion as an option. I remember having lots of conversion problems because I used to transfer text files back and forth, betweem my UNIX account at the university and my home computer. The MS-DOS newline characters were considered as syntax errors by many compilers and interpreters in UNIX. 126.96.36.199 00:04, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Does Windows NT use the same version of Edit as 95? The Vista version works without qbasic. Josh 04:30, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
- Windows NT to early 5.0 betas, and early chicago betas had Edit 1.0 (ie DOS 5 editor). Windows 9x distributed versions of Edit 1.1 (DOS 6 Editor), although this was via qbasic /EDCOM, or by using edit.com + edit.hlp from DOS 6. (edit.hlp has a different set of links to DOS 5). Windows 9x, and Windows 2000 and later, have Edit 2.00.26, although Windows ME and some later NT versions are compressed. All of these work quite happily under DOS.
- Early chicago versions were labeled "Emergency Chicago Editor" in help/about.
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