Esteemed Git users,

What i do:

1. Create a script.r using Emacs/ESS.
2. Make some modifications to script.r with the nice diff gui, Meld
3. Commit these modifications using git commit -am "my message"
4. Reopen script.r in Emacs/ESS to continue working.

The lines added (&/edited ?) using Meld all end with ^M which i certainly don't want. Lines not added/edited with Meld do NOT end with ^M.

There are plenty of posts around about these being line endings used for windows which can appear when working on a script under a *nix OS which has previously been edited in a Windows OS. This is not the case here - everything is taking place on Ubuntu 12.04.

FWIW: the directory is being synced by dropbox; and in Meld, Preferences > Encoding tab, "utf8" is entered in the text box.

Current work around is running in a terminal: dos2unix /path/to/script.r which strips the ^M's

But this just shouldn't be necessary and I'd really appreciate the reflections & advice on how to stop inducing these ^M's !

With thanks,


(re)posted here as suggested off topic at SO:

Karl Brand
Dept of Cardiology and Dept of Bioinformatics
Erasmus MC
Dr Molewaterplein 50
3015 GE Rotterdam
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