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Apache/Perl question

Ronny Serrano wrote:
> Anyone know of a good freeware editor that would convert a windows
> notepad formated text file to unix/linux format.

If you are planning to continue editing on Windows and deploying on 
Linux, EditPlus ( is a decent GUI editor that 
support UNIX and Mac line endings in addition to MS-DOS. It's freeware, 
but very cheap.

John Chambers wrote:
> Are you sure that will handle a notepad-format file?  Those
> have some funny things in addition to the \r\n terminators.
> At least they used to.

Notepad has always produced plain text. Depending on what characters you 
use in your document, though, you might see some high-ASCII.

> To just munge the line terminators, I've long used  a  tiny
> perl script:
> #!/usr/bin/perl -pi.dos
> s/\r\n/\n/g;

perl -i.bak -pe 'tr/\r//d'

will also do the trick.


Tom Metro
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