rsync files from Windows 2000 to Solaris 8

jw schultz jw at
Wed Sep 24 01:24:10 EST 2003

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 10:12:55AM -0400, Zhang, John wrote:
> Hi,
> I was able to rsync files from Windows 2000 to Solaris 8 but when I opened
> the text files with vi on solaris, a '^M' char was appended to each line of
> the files. My question is how to get rid of that '^M' when rsync'ing ? I
> suspect this is because Windows and Unix treat line feed/carriage return
> differently, but I just do not want that '^M' shown in the files after
> rsync'ed to Unix. Can rsync itself handle this?


If you are going to synchronise the files you either live
with the <cr> in UNIX or live without it in DOS.

Some of the text editors in Windows will happily edit files
with <lf> for termination.

Vim has a fileformat option that may be of some help.

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