Read line by line from file with EOL different that OS EOL

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    Read line by line from file with EOL different that OS EOL

    Hello.
    I would like to ask if somebody know an elegant way how to read line by line from a file written in UNIX/WINDOWS/MAC format.
    The Idea is that the EOL is different when the file is written in UNIX/WINDOWS/MAC format.

    EOL Unix format = CR
    EOL Windows format = CRLF
    EOL MAC format = LF

    Another question does somebody know an easy way how to find out what EOL is used in a given file?

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    No. The C standard library routines are only guaranteed to convert some unspecified operating system native "EOL" value of potentially multiple bytes to the compiler's native implementation of '\n'. They are not guaranteed to handle multiple encoding schemes or different "EOL" representations. In the real world, most standard library implementations only handle conversion to and from system native and compiler native.

    If you want this, you need to do this by hand. There is no magic.

    Soma

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    Ok.
    Thanks for the information.

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