Convert UNIX formated text files to DOS formated?

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue May 12 22:53:59 CEST 2009


walterbyrd wrote:
> I have about 150 unix formated text files that I would like to convert
> to dos formated.
> 
> I am guessing that I loop though each file in the directory, read each
> line and conver the last character, then save to a file with the same
> name in another directory.
> 
> I am not really sure what I convert the last charactor to.

The quickest and OS-agnostic way would be:

     text = open(path, "U").read()
     text = text.replace("\n", "\r\n")
     open(path, "wb").write(text)

That way it doesn't matter if the text file is already dos formatted.



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