In the new version(5.7) of NotePad++, the convert to UNIX format function is missing in its usual menu link which is

Encoding --> Convert to UNIX

For those doing shell scripting and related things, this is very important. The convertion of CRLF to LF is a pain and NotePad++ is a saviour(ok, other text editors can do that, too). So fret not, fretful folks, they just moved. It is now in the menu link below.

Edit --> EOL Conversion --> UNIX (or Windows or MAC)
Here’s the screenshots in case it isn’t clear yet.

As to why it was moved there is beyond me in terms of usability. But it’s a free software so we can just sigh.

Here’s the source of information

6 Thoughts on “Notepad++ : Missing Convert to UNIX

  1. Victor on April 26, 2011 at 11:58 pm said:


  2. Jeremy on August 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm said:

    brilliant, thanks!! Panicked there for a sec 🙂

  3. thank u very much, that’s really useful, I thought where did that go away to,
    since my server only support UNIX format, all Dos/Windows format scripts will just display error when uploaded.

  4. Thanks!! For the life of me I could not figure why it might have disappeared a quick look through the help was no help. Perhaps if I RTFM I’d have found it 😉

  5. maximo on April 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm said:

    Good piece of useful information, good URLs, will keep your blog in bookmarks. Thanks.

  6. Ed Grigson on July 17, 2012 at 10:41 am said:

    Thanks, saved me time on search and replace.

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