Most files created on Windows use a Carriage Return/Line Feed pair as a line terminator (CR/LF) . That is, a Carriage Return followed by a Line Feed. However, some files use a single CR or a single LF as a line terminator. V will also start a new line whenever a single CR or LF is encountered.
The End of Line submenu (on the View menu) allows you to configure how you want V to handle line terminator characters.
Display EOL Marker
Enabling this will display the End Of Line marker at the end of every line. This is equivalent to pressing the End of Line button on the toolbar. The character displayed as the EOL marker can be set in the Fonts section of Preferences.
Ignore Form Feeds
Form feed characters (ASCII 12 or Ctrl-L) are generally used to signify a page break. V uses form feeds to start a new page when printing, and also treats a form feed as a line terminator (since a new page implies a new line.
If you do not want V to treat a form feed as a line terminator, you can enable this option. The form feed character will still be displayed, but a new line will not be started. Note that this option only applies to viewing files. If you also do not want V to start a new page when printing, you need to enable "Ignore Form Feeds" on the Print dialog box.
Customize EOL Options
If you want to change any of the default EOL options, select Customize EOL Options from the End Of Line submenu.
Select Use Default EOL Options to revert to the default EOL behavior.
The following options are available:
Ignore Single CR (without LF)
This requires a CR to be following by a LF for it to be treated as a line terminator.
Ignore Single LF (without CR)
This requires a LF to be following by a CR for it to be treated as a line terminator.
Ignore Consecutive CRs
Some files have a strange EOL combination - CRCRLF. That is, 2 carriage returns followed by a line feed. Some users want this displayed as 2 lines, others as one. By default, V will treat this a 2 line terminators. If you enable this option, V will ignore the first CR and treat CRCRLF as a single line terminator.
Use the following Custom EOL characters(s)
Enable this option if you want to set custom EOL characters. Simply enter the characters in the space provided. V will start a new line whenever it encounters any of these characters. Multiple EOL characters are allowed, but each character will be treated as an EOL. That is, multiple characters will not be treated as a multiple character EOL combination.
Disable default EOL characters
When setting custom EOL characters, the default EOL characters (CR, LF) will still be treated as line terminators. Enable this option if you do not want CR and LF to be treated as line terminators.