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Extra control characters being added when I create a file using cat command


I am using Cygwin.I created a new file and type into it using cat > newfile. When I open this using vi editor, it contains loads of extra control characters.
Whats happening?
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Old 01-27-2010
Are the control characters carriage returns? It may have to do with Windows' insistence that a linefeed is CRLF instead of just LF creating these extra control characters...

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