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Convert files from DOS line endings to UNIX line endings

Terminal - Convert files from DOS line endings to UNIX line endings
fromdos *
2010-03-18 16:51:58
User: hendry
6
Convert files from DOS line endings to UNIX line endings

The old dos2unix from sysutils has been deprecated on Debian systems to this tool.

Alternatives

There are 7 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
sed -i 's/^M//' file
2010-03-25 19:34:08
User: sata
Functions: sed
4

Here "^M" is NOT "SHIFT+6" and "M". Type CTRL+V+M to get it instead.

Its shortest and easy. And its sed!, which is available by default in all linux flavours.. no need to install extra tools like fromdos.

perl -pi -e 's/\r\n?/\n/g'
2010-03-18 17:48:16
User: putnamhill
Functions: perl
Tags: perl
3

This method will also convert mac line endings.

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