Convert|To UNIX (LF only)

Converts the active file to the line break style used by UNIX and derivatives like Linux, BSD, and even OS X. These operating systems terminate each line with a single Line Feed character. Only the line termination characters are converted. Anything else remains untouched.

To EditPad, it does not matter whether a file uses Windows, UNIX, or Mac line breaks. EditPad even handles files that use a mixture of all three. However, other applications often only support the "proper" line breaks for their environment. UNIX applications often try to display the CR in Windows text files, resulting in a weird character at the end of each line.

Use the Convert|To UNIX command to make sure your file uses consistent UNIX line breaks if you'll be using the file with other UNIX, Linux, or OS X applications. If the Convert|To UNIX menu item is grayed out, that means the file already uses UNIX line breaks consistently.

If line break styles matter for your work, use the Status Bar Preferences to enable a status bar indicator to show the file's (dominant) line break style. In EditPad Pro, in the Editor Preferences you can configure Options|Visualize Line Breaks to display the actual line break style for each line rather than a generic paragraph marker.

See also

Convert Menu
Convert|To Windows (CR LF)
Convert|To Macintosh (CR only)