Re: Database Conversion questions??
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On Sun, 29 Aug 1999, John Foster wrote:
> online ordering system). I want to be able to edit and manipulat these
> files in Linux, Debian Slink. I think the problem that I have is that
> the windows ascii text format is somehow different from that used in
> Linux. I can download these files and do my editing with Lotus Approach
> easily enough, but when I move these files to my Minivend server they do
> not work at all. should I be converting these DOS ascii text flatfiles
> to some Linux/UNIX format, and if so what with???
No, ASCII is ASCII, no matter what platform you're on. The only
difference is that on DOS/Windows, ASCII lines are terminated with 2
characters, the newline and carriage return. On Linux/Unix, only one of
these is used. You can use the dos2unix program (from the sysutils
package) to strip off the extra characters at the end of the lines.
Are you certain the format of these files is something that Minivend knows
how to handle? It might expect a totally different layout than what
you're giving it in the text files.
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