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All of my text files are showing with "\par" in them

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    All of my text files are showing with "\par" in them


    Hello everyone.
    I have not been a command prompt user for terribly long but am pretty comfortable
    and familiar with quite a bit of it at this point.
    I use the Commandline with just about everything I do on my laptop, often utilizing batch scripts
    that I've written, from editing, renaming, moving, timestamping, exif manipulation of my image
    files to SET-ting variables etc..

    There remains quite a bit of internal commands that I'm not familiar with. One of them being the
    "sort" command of which I think may be responsible for my current issue.

    I read a little about it via the "/?" command then gave it a little input until it occurred to me from the returns
    that command was supplying of which were no returns at all, that I was not doing things right so I got bored and went onto something else.
    It seems that since that time, all my text files have had "\par" appended to them. and I don't know how to correct this.
    At one point It looked like this would only happen if I opened them from the command prompt but then noticed
    "\par" was there if I double clicked the text file.
    Is this something to do with that "Sort" command or is it something else all together? And, how in the heck can I fix it because it's really getting on my nerves as I'm creating some Tutorials pages utilizing "Choice" and "More"
    with cmd.exe being the viewer and every time I format some text, get it all prettied up for the tut program command muffles it up with that damn "\par"!

    Thanks in advance!
    of these tut pages

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  2. #2


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 x64


    Hello.

    Maybe you accidentally bound the .txt extension to any par application like quickpar.

    Try to right click on any .txt file and chose Open With and then select notepad.

    Regards.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Portugal View Post
    Hello.

    Maybe you accidentally bound the .txt extension to any par application like quickpar.

    Try to right click on any .txt file and chose Open With and then select notepad.

    Regards.
    Hi Portugal
    Thank you very much for your input! I'm an idiot who's apparently turned into a blithering idiot from the recent lack of sleep.
    I was using .rtf FILES instead of .txt which looks to me now as the one Command likes. things started looking even worse
    in the files than they were when i posted this question which, in this case was a good thing because more and more characters started showing up. It began to look like code and i finally realized it was! The formatting code of wordpad lol!

    I thought i would use wordpad so i would not have to go through and tidy up the 100 plus .txt files that I have for inclusion
    into the tutorials so I copy pasted into wordpad. looked great from a humans perspective! Until Command got a hold of them!

    So back I went, RE-copy RE-paste back to .txt! All is well now, other than being somewhat embarrassed.

    Thanks again my friend!
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All of my text files are showing with "\par" in them
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