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Re: tr problem



On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:35:09 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> Hi folks;
> 
> I'm trying to convert a test file, src code for a legacy computer, whose eol is 
> a single cr into one with a newline subbed for each cr, and tr is being a pita, 
> it broken, or there is PEBKAC.
> 
> If I use this syntax:
> 
> tr -c \r \n <filename  >filename2
> 
> Then the whole file is converted to nnnnnnnnnn's, every byte.
> 
> The manpage (and pinfo tr too) is, shall we say, completely lacking in how to 
> handle the file I/O.
> 
> So how do you use tr?"

Why option -c?

tr '\r' '\n' <filename  >filename2
would do it.


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