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I'm working on a bib file using JabRef on Windows and Linux. The bib file is synchronized via a version control program.

Unfortunately, JabRef seems to save the bib file with Windows line endings (CR LF) on Windows and with Linux line endings (LF) on Linux respectively (I checked this using Vim, which displays the file format). This very annoying with revision control since JabRef will always modify the whole file instead of only a fews lines that were actually modified.

Is it possible to force JabRef to use a defined line break style? I'm using version 2.7b but also tried the current version 2.9.2.

I'm using Bazaar as version control system.

closed as off-topic by egreg, user31729, Jesse, Masroor, Adam Liter Jul 1 '14 at 22:44

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    It might depend on which version control system you use. Mercurial, for example, has an extension to convert line breaks to a uniform format before commits. I would report the issue to the maintainers of JabRef. – Guido Nov 18 '13 at 10:18
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    Regarding the off-topic vote: The help center tells me that this is the right place to ask questions about software and tools related to TeX and LaTeX. In my opinion this includes JabRef. – Bastian Nov 18 '13 at 13:23
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    I agree that this is on topic here. I've voted to reopen. – Alan Munn Nov 18 '13 at 18:33
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    Just wait for the next release -- see: sourceforge.net/p/jabref/feature-requests/857 – supermihi Mar 21 '14 at 18:07
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a feature not available in the current release of JabRef – egreg Jul 1 '14 at 21:34