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Convert files with CR-terminated lines (as created by Mac OS X programs) into NL-terminated lines suitable for Unix programs

Terminal - Convert files with CR-terminated lines (as created by Mac OS X programs) into NL-terminated lines suitable for Unix programs
function crtonl { perl -i -ape 's/\r/\n/g;' $* ; }
2009-03-25 20:28:32
User: totoro
Functions: perl
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Convert files with CR-terminated lines (as created by Mac OS X programs) into NL-terminated lines suitable for Unix programs

Many Mac OS X programs, especially those in Microsoft:Office, create ASCII files with lines terminated by CRs (carriage returns). Most Unix programs expect lines separated by NLs (newlines). This little command makes it trivial to convert them.

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flip

www.stanford.edu/~craig/utility/flip/" rel="nofollow">http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~craig/utility/flip/

Comment by Aeon 264 weeks ago

hm, dunno what happened to the link. Here it is again: www.stanford.edu/~craig/utility/flip/" rel="nofollow">http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~craig/utility/flip/

Comment by Aeon 264 weeks ago

ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~craig/utility/flip/

Comment by Aeon 264 weeks ago

@totoro: I tested your function and it did not work: the lines become double lines. The correct solution is:

function crtonl { perl -i -ape 's/\r\n/\n/g;' $* ; }

You have to replace CR LF with LF.

Comment by haivu 263 weeks and 6 days ago

On some system, use:

dos2unix [file ...]
Comment by haivu 263 weeks and 6 days ago

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