Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
shalehperry at attbi.com
Sat Jun 8 17:16:40 CEST 2002
> There's a program called dos2unix that will do this. From your mail
> headers it looks to me like you have a Unix/Linux system in which case
> it may already be installed. If not do a google search on dos2unix.
another possibility is fromdos (and its brother todos).
As Chris Gonnerman pointed out ^M is '\r' or 'carriage return'. Under Windows
every line ends in '\r\n', under Unix it is just '\n' and I think Macs only use
'\r'. This is usually hidden from you because python, the C libs, etc all know
how to translate behind the scenes.
If you have some one at work (or a friend) ftp'ing files have them set the mode
to ASCII before transfer and FTP will do the conversion for you.
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