Converting DOS files to and from UNIX system file format
Note that DOS text files contain extra formatting characters that
will show up on your screen.
A line of text in a UNIX system file is terminated by a line feed
character. In DOS files, a line is terminated by a line feed and a
carriage return (^M). Because no attempt is made to change the
nature of DOS files, the carriage return character is
visible when editing a DOS file from the UNIX system
partition. Thus when a DOS file that contains a series of numbers
is opened using
it looks something like this:
This is a DOS file.^M
Note that each line ends in a spurious character^M
"TEST.TXT" 3 lines, 100 characters
You can either ignore these characters, or remove them with
(DOS to UNIX) command.
If you remove the carriage returns in a DOS file using
dtox, you must replace them using the
(UNIX to DOS) command before you use the file under DOS.
The following commands convert the DOS file test.txt to
and from the UNIX format file test.out:
$ dtox test.txt > test.out
$ xtod test.out > test.txt
Automatic file conversions when using DOS utilities
Displaying a DOS file
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