Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Linux: Convert text files from Windows to Linux

The age old question, why are line endings different between Windows and Linux files? Anyway not got time to ponder why, I just want to convert Windows files to Linux so I can get on.

tr -d "\r" < source.txt > target.txt
This will remove the carriage return (CR) from the source.txt file and just leave the line feed (LF) in the target.txt. Obviously if you use source.txt instead of target.txt you don't get a second file.


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