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Losing newlines in text file when zipping

 
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Hi,

I am trying to zip up text a file in java, the file includes newline characters, it zips successfully, but when I open it up in winzip, the newline characters are gone, can anyone please advise how to resolve this?

 
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There's nothing in that code which does anything except copy the file byte-for-byte. So what makes you think the newlines are missing in the result?
 
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Is this code executed on a Linux machine, and is the text file then opened in Notepad? Because Linux uses only \n for line breaks, and Notepad is notorious for only supporting the \r\n combination that Windows uses. Other text editors, including Microsoft's own WordPad (ok, technically not a text editor, but it can handle text files), are a lot better. Notepad++ is often recommended.
 
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Rob Spoor wrote: . . . Notepad++ is often recommended.

That is because it is often very good
 
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