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Re: [DotGNU]pnetlib: Un*x file endings please

From: Hans-Olof Danielsson
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]pnetlib: Un*x file endings please
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 23:11:58 +0100

Try command

tr -d '\r' < source > target

if on GNU/Linux,
where source and target is the name of
the source resp. target file.

Regards / Hans-Olof

----- Original Message -----
From: "S11001001" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 10:36 PM
Subject: [DotGNU]pnetlib: Un*x file endings please

> Going through some patches, I noticed a pattern like this alot:
> ! contents
> ! of
> ! old
> ! file
> ! contents
> ! of
> ! new
> ! file
> I figured out, this is because the old file used Unix file endings (0x0A),
> while the new file had been saved in a text editor that replaced all the
> endings with DOS file endings (0x0C0A). The diff program doesn't pick up
> this difference is unimportant, so instead of the nice diff it usually
> what with +lines and -lines, it shows something where I can't pick up all
> differences just by looking at it.
> So if someone could point out a good utility to convert CRLF to LF, and
> not using software that preserves the original line endings could run
> files through this utility before running, it would be
easier to
> do patch review, and hence faster to apply them.
> p.s. I think if you pipe it through sed 's/\x0d\x0a/\x0a/', it should do
> trick. for some reason that doesn't work though...anyway, after a diff it
> too late to fix it.
> --
> Shoot me again.
> Just proving that the quickest way to solve the problem is to post a
> whine to the newsgroups: within moments the solution presents itself to
> me, and meanwhile my ass is hanging out on the Net... *sigh*...
> -- Dave Phillips, address@hidden, about problem solving via news
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