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Re: Perl CGI gives HTTP error 500by steelrose (Scribe)
|on May 06, 2005 at 17:53 UTC||Need Help??|
The reason is that Windows defines a line ending as a CR and a LF (CR/LF) and Unix defines a line ending as just an LF.
When you transfer the file from Windows to the unix box, if you open it in vi on the unix box, you'll notice that each line ends with a ^M character. This is the CR/LF.
If you don't want to mess around with your Windows editor settings, you can use the following unix command. It works without fail for me:
tr -d '\r' <inputfile> outputfile
What that does is remove the Carriage Return (CR) character.
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