ODOC: unix2dos

unix2dos — UNIX to DOS text file format converter.


Each OS will indicate the line end using Line Feed (LF,10) or Carriage Return (CR,13). Unix uses LF as line end, Windows/DOS uses CR/LF and MacOS uses CR.

So when transferring a file from Linux to DOS, you have to convert the Line end to DOS format. unix2dos will convert the Unix text file to DOS format.


$ unix2dos gnu.txt — Convert and replace gnu.txt.

$ unix2dos -n gnu.txt dos.txt — Convert gnu.txt and write into dos.txt

$ unix2dos -k gnu.txt — Convert and replace gnu.txt, while keeping original date stamp.

Read: man unix2dos

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