Re: Problems with text file going from Linux to MS Windows
On 9/3/07, G.W. Haywood <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> On Sun, 2 Sep 2007 Matus UHLAR wrote:
> > On 21.07.07 10:46, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> > > If I want to send a text file to an MS Windows user there are problems:
> > > fact, in MS Windows a text file which has been composed under Linux is
> > > correctly read: the line ends are not recognised.
> > how do you transfer those files? FTP has ASCII transfer which translates
> > line ends correctly and mail has also well-defined line ends, so all mail
> > clients know how to convert.
> > It can be a problem when you edit the same file on the same disk using
> > different editors, but meny editors support both line ends...
> > > The remedy is to cut the text and paste it into an MS Word file, then
> > > it again and re-paste it into the text file, which is not so good
> > > this way I need rebooting every time into the Windows partition.
> No, the remedy is to use the proper tool. You're looking for 'todos'
> or one of its aliases. However, so was I on this newly-installed
> Debian system of mine...
> tornado:~# >>> man todos
> No manual entry for todos
> tornado:~# >>> apt-cache search todos
> sysutils - Miscellaneous small system utilities - dummy package
> tofrodos - Converts DOS <-> Unix text files, alias tofromdos
> tornado:~# >>> apt-get install sysutils
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
> memtester procinfo tofrodos
> The following NEW packages will be installed
> memtester procinfo sysutils tofrodos
> 0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/83.4kB of archives.
> After unpacking 336kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
> Media Change: Please insert the disc labelled
> 'Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1
> in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter
> Selecting previously deselected package memtester.
> (Reading database ... 86755 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking memtester (from .../memtester_2.93.1-3.1_amd64.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package procinfo.
> Unpacking procinfo (from .../procinfo_18-1_amd64.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package tofrodos.
> Unpacking tofrodos (from .../tofrodos_1.7.6-2_amd64.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package sysutils.
> Unpacking sysutils (from .../sysutils_2.0.1_all.deb) ...
> Setting up memtester (2.93.1-3.1) ...
> Setting up procinfo (18-1) ...
> Setting up tofrodos (1.7.6-2) ...
> Setting up sysutils (2.0.1) ...
> tornado:~# >>> man tofrodos
> No manual entry for tofrodos
> tornado:~# >>> man tofromdos
> No manual entry for tofromdos
> tornado:~# >>> man -k tofromdos
> tofromdos: nothing appropriate.
> tornado:~# >>> man -k tofrodos
> tofrodos: nothing appropriate.
> tornado:~# >>> man procinfo
> Reformatting procinfo(8), please wait...
> tornado:~# >>> tofrodos
> -su: tofrodos: command not found
> tornado:/usr/bin# >>> man fromdos
> Reformatting fromdos(1), please wait...
> Is there a bugzilla for man pages?
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Hmmmm, when you install the package tofrodos, the command(s) wil not
be tofrodos or the similar ones, but these two: dos2unix and unix2dos.
dos2unix transfers the file format from MS Windows (DOS) to Unix
(Linux), and unix 2dos do the reverse.