Join lines and separate with spaces

tr -d '\r' < vmargs.txt | tr '\n' ' '
Read vmargs.txt, which is a text file that could either be DOS-style (\r\n) or UNIX-style (\n) line endings and join the lines with a space separator. Can this be shortened/made more elegant?
Sample Output
(line1) (line2) (line3) ...

By: wytten12
2016-12-31 18:20:03

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unixmonkey94613 · 262 weeks and 3 days ago
While you are technically correct (EOL handling), your method is incorrect (it strips '\r' not associated with EOL as well). One "correct" way to do this is: awk 'BEGIN{RS="\r?\n"; ORS=" ";};{print};' <vmargs.txt But your filename suggests you are trying to use line-separated args from stdin, in which case you need: man 1 xargs cheers
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