[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #45138: mixed line endings: wp-config-sample.php uses CRLF (windows) line endings

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Tue Jul 12 13:26:35 UTC 2022

#45138: mixed line endings: wp-config-sample.php uses CRLF (windows) line endings
 Reporter:  mattpr           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:
 Severity:  trivial          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close            |     Focuses:

Comment (by mattpr):

 Great to hear notepad finally plays nice with files created on other
 systems (other than the BOM).

 While it is great to make wordpress accessible to non-technical users (ie
 the types that use notepad), many of those non-technical users may not
 even be aware of notepad's existence or the difference between plain text,
 rich text and word documents.  If we are going to point non-techies at
 notepad anyway (which it sounds like we don't want to do due to the
 BOM)...we might as well point them at notepad++ or VScode.

 I advise non-tech people to avoid self-hosting wordpress.  There is a high
 chance they get hacked via a poorly written plugin or poorly configured
 VPS. A lot of the spam I get originates from hacked wordpress installs.  I
 know a couple e-shops that threw in the towel after their poorly self-
 hosted wordpress was hacked and it was too much effort to recover.

 I'm not sure having "zero bar" for non-techies to install/configure/self-
 manage wordpress should be the top priority.  But that's just my opinion.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45138#comment:5>
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