in reply to Removing Windows newlines

Very likely you're looking at the first part of the windows linebreak (\r\n). Try running this code with the filename as the argument:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; while (my $fname = shift) { next unless -f $fname; open F,"<$fname" or die "Cannot open $fname: $!\n"; my $file = join('',<F>); close F; $file =~ s/\r\n?/\n/g; open F,">$fname" or die "Cannot write $fname: $!\n"; print F $file; close F; }
See the Newlines section in perlport for more info.
-- #!/usr/bin/perl -np BEGIN{@ARGV=$0}s(^([^=].*)|=)()s; =Just another perl hacker