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Re: tr problem



Les Mikesell wrote:
Gene Heskett wrote:

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?"

Or is there a better tool for this than tr?


The tr syntax would be
tr -d '\r'
but for one or a few files you can just load in vi (vim) and
:set fileformat=unix
and write it back out.

Plus, you probably have a program called dos2unix installed...

Oops, I should have read past the word 'legacy' which must not have meant what I thought.
tr '\r' '\n'
should work.

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  Les Mikesell
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