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Posted October 31st, 2008 #2
1. SuperLab does not put quotes around any of the text it spits out. I checked all of my output files from running experiments on my own machine: none of them had double quotation marks, and none of them had single quotation marks that weren't either in a name or that weren't representing an actual key press. If you have extra quotation marks when you're trying to load your file into SPSS, I'm inclined to believe it's not SuperLab doing it.

find . -iregex '.*\.txt$' -print0 | xargs -0 grep '"'
find . -iregex '.*\.txt$' -print0 | xargs -0 grep "'"

2. Unfortunately, I can't easily write a command at my command prompt to verify this. All of the files I opened with TextWrangler were already Unix (LF) format. Again, if you're seeing your files as Mac (CR) format, I'm inclined to believe it's not SuperLab doing this.

Can you attach a few sample text files that represent what SuperLab is doing and what SPSS is instead expecting?
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