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Re: newlines for windows from unix

by jeroenes (Priest)
on Jun 07, 2001 at 17:12 UTC ( #86538=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to newlines for windows from unix

Run your files through:
perl -i.bak -pe 'chomp; $_.="\r\n";'
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Re: Re: newlines for windows from unix
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Jun 20, 2001 at 21:11 UTC

    My favorite switch is -l, and this is why:
    perl -i.bak -ple 'BEGIN{$/="\n"}'
    gets you from Unix to DOS (or should) and changing "\n" to "\r\n" gets you back.

    Update: assuming you're always converting to the system you run the command on, that is--the -l flag gives you native line-endings.

    Though of course if you're in MSDOS, you presumably need to fiddle with the quotes some.

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