Just out of curiosity how are they connecting to the IFS when using
notepad ?

I found a difference when using WINSCP between SFTP and FTP.

SFTP solved my problem



From: "Jon Paris" <>
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
Client for System i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 25/02/2020 03:09 AM
Subject: [WDSCI-L] End-of-line in text files
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Client reported a situation to me today that I have not encountered

They have a number of HTML templates in the IFS that were
created/maintained by a combination of Notepad and Notepad++

These files have a code page of 1252 (Windows basic).

Client has just started using RDi and when they opened an HTML file it
worked fine. They edited the file and saved it back to the IFS.

Later they needed to use Notepad to edit the file, but it now just shows
up as one huge line. If they use Notepad++ it looks normal.

Due to the nature of their work they are forced to use Notepad on some
customer systems and this creates a barrier to them using RDi.

I know that Win 10 has recently fixed the issue in that it now recognizes
multiple line end combinations (as does Notepad++).

What I don't understand is why RDi is apparently changing the line end
characters during edit - particularly since the only preference I can find
(General -> Workspace) that is related says to use the Windows default for
new files.

Anyone seen this or have any idea why it happens and how to prevent it?

Jon Paris

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