Convert files from DOS line endings to UNIX line endings

sed -i 's/^M//' file
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.

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By: sata
2010-03-25 19:34:08
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I like sed too, just wish my version included the -i option. :) BTW, if you don't want to explain how to enter a carriage return, you can try this: sed -i 's/'$'\r''//'
putnamhill · 429 weeks and 3 days ago
you should try the dos2unix command!
betsubetsu · 429 weeks and 3 days ago
Adding a 'g' for global at the end to remove all instances of '^M" in the file. sed -i 's/^M//g' file
ryoohki · 429 weeks and 2 days ago

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