finding cr-lf files aka dos files with ^M characters

grep -UIlr "^M" *
Where ^M is entered by ctrl-v-m (v then m). Especially useful on cygwin when checking into a version control system. If you're not using all cygwin tools (e.g. strawberry perl instead of cygwin perl) you'll find yourself dealing with this constantly. -U tells grep to process the file as binary; it needs this to work -I ignores binary files so you won't get false positives -l only prints the filename instead of the offending lines -r recursive

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By: randy909
2010-08-20 21:16:34

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