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you can use vi too
Authored by: iMike on Jan 04, '01 06:10:10AM

You can also use vi to replace the Mac line breaks using the following command:


NOTE: You will need to type shift+: to get to the colon prompt
in vi you can then enter the command starting with the % symbol.
The ^M actually maps to control+shift+v followed by control+shift+m
(+'s are not included), so in actuality the command looks like this:

:%s/control V control M/control V control M/g

Many thanks to my former Perl teacher for this one--
I used it a whole lot of times in my Perl class. 8^)


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A way to do it with SED
Authored by: Anonymous on May 30, '01 10:48:43AM
sed 'y/^M/n/' filename  newfilename
To Enter the '^M' character: type Cntrl-V then Cntrl-M. HTH -Excalibur

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