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There's also an option that makes everyone happy: Let the git installation on a user's machine decide which line ending to use when a repository is checked out:

* text=auto

That way it really doesn't matter and Windows users can still open their files using Notepad if they wish (I'm not judging πŸ˜„).

AFAIK line endings are committed to the repository "normalized" as LF, but the checked out version depends on the OS default for line endings.

The setting can be also fine tuned with additional overrides in case there are specific file types that need their line endings preserved (e.g. shell scripts or Windows batch files)

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Thanks for this additional information. Please NO, not Notepad!!! πŸ˜€


Haha I moved to macOS at the start of the year and I miss notepad. :P

TextEdit can be configured close but it's not the same.

I also never realised how much I used WIN+R as a quick scratchpad when I found myself distracted by another task but still had something live in my clipboard.

Check out Quiver for macOS. Create notes within notebooks, and each note can have cells of markdown, code blocks, or sequence diagrams.

For other platforms, check out Joplin. It's not as nice as quiver, but shares some of the same ideas.

I miss that app so much... I switched to Linux from Mac OS a while ago, and that one was one of my most favorite productivity apps.

My crude workaround at the moment is Typora. It's not bad, but not nearly as polished as Quiver.

I will check out Joplin soon. Thanks for the tip!

Currently using Joplin. It is amazing, and a quick look at Quiver yields a very similar look. I don't know of any implementation that allows "sharing" notebooks like I saw in a screenshot of Quiver, but otherwise, Notebooks with sub-notebook organization, Markdown is possible. Also, there seem to be a lot more methods for accessing Joplin on different platforms, with Windows/MacOS/Linux/Android/iOS/Terminal implementations with DropBox and other file storage services. Highly recommended.
Also, Joplin is FREE. Major bonus.


I admit to still typing notepad into Run/cmd/PS on occasion, but I swear it's only for notes I plan to throw away quickly lol. Don't hate me though; even though I'm a long time Win user, I'm also a long time ^(Li|U)n(ux|ix)$ user :D

Thanks for this tip, by the way...


I admit to still typing notepad into Run/cmd/PS on occasion, but I swear it's only for notes I plan to throw away quickly lol

Literally me, lol!

Windows + R, type notepad, and then dump my thoughts in there from time to time (usually my TODOs for the day). It's good to have such a minimal editor on hand, without all those UI distractions.


Install Notepad2-mod, choose to replace Notepad when you install it, and you'll get all the lightweight joy of old Notepad with just enough extra sprinkles (like lf support and syntax highlighting) to make it practical.

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