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Re: Problem with UNIX/DOS issue on Emacs for Windows

From: B.T. Raven
Subject: Re: Problem with UNIX/DOS issue on Emacs for Windows
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 05:06:01 -0500

<jasonr (Jason Rumney) @> wrote in message
> exits funnel <address@hidden> writes:
> > So, what's going on?  On what does emacs base the
> > determination that the one file is a unix file while
> > hte other is not?
> The line ends are inconsistent. Or there is a ^M in the middle
> of a line somewhere. If this is deliberate (part of a string maybe),
> you should probably use "\x0d" instead.
> > How can I fix it?
> There may be better ways, but usually I use the following method to
> repair such files (do not type any spaces, they are just seperating
> keystrokes for clarity):
> Keystrokes             Explanation
> M-<                    Ensure you are starting at the beginning of the
> M-%  C-q C-m RET RET   Replace all ^M characters with nothing.

  ;; doesn't OP need a ! (bang) after the second RET?

> C-x RET f  d o s RET   Set the file to DOS mode.
> C-x C-s                Save the repaired file.
> You can omit the third step if you don't mind the file having Unix
> ends.

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