FW: Question about carraige-return/line feed

Mark Brazil - In Quest mark at quest.ie
Wed Jul 30 19:57:00 GMT 1997

Thanks Duncan for the quick response.

The problem we're having is related to files being created on Win95 and   
copied to Unix rather than it being a printing issue. What we need is a   
facility to take any text files saved on a Samba drive and convert them   
automatically. At present we can use dtox (Sco Os/5) or dostounix (Other   
variants of Unix) but we would like to automate this process. Too see the   
problem create a file using notepad and save it to the unix drive. Then   
using vi open the file and the carriage-return line feeds are all over   
the file. We want to replace these automatically. Being new users to   
samba we have searched everywhere without too much luck.

Thanks in advance, if you solve this I'll send you a pint of Guinness.

Mark Brazil
mark at quest.ie

From:  Duncan Hill
Sent:  Wednesday, July 30, 1997 7:01 AM
To:  Mark Brazil - In Quest
Cc:  Multiple recipients of list
Subject:  Re: FW: Question about carraige-return/line feed

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Mark Brazil - In Quest wrote:

> works well, in fact its very fast.  There is only one problem. When   
> are created on it from Windows 95 you get a ^M character at the end of
> each line.

The simple solution is to make the print command a filtering script.
I have one somewhere that will turn CRLF into CR, but can't think for
the life of where..basically you need:

stripper < %s > %s.prt ; lp <options> %s.prt

Or something similar should work.


Duncan Hill
Cogito ergo sum
Email: dhill at sunbeach.net  :  dhill at bajan.org
http://www.bajan.org  :  http://www.cropover.com

More information about the samba mailing list