CR/LF problem >
Peter de Groot
pdgtech at wantree.net.au
Mon Nov 10 01:38:31 GMT 1997
> I wrote a message some time ago about the CR/LF problem when using Unix
> ASCII files on a samba server, because Unix only uses newlines and DOS
> uses CR/LF users get 'strange' files sometimes, it gets even more
> confusing when they use DOS programs to process the unix ASCII files.
> For as far as I know now there is no way to translate these files 'on
> the fly'.
> So now I try to make it myself.
Excellent... I have been having the same problems myself for quite
some time now.. We have a number of applications which run on both
a PC and unix, and I am trying to share the same data. This data is
a mixture of text and binary files. We also use PC apps to download
data from various pieces of equipment to a samba share.
This CR/LF problem is a major pain. I have spent many fruitless
hours trawling the net looking for a piece of software that does
a painless conversion. Or, rather one that I can give the users.
Typing "convert file.in file.out" in a dos window just does not cut it.
The one in the contributed area of the samba site is a bit moldy.
A Windoze program which adds CR/LF conversion to the right mouse click,
a bit like winzip, would make my day.
Could I make a couple of suggestions about your options for the
on the fly conversion for samba...... Could the options include
1) files with a specific extension (eg .txt)
2) files that have only the a-zA-Z content
3) Some record length option. Most text files do not have long
There is a bit of shareware (WS_FTP) which make a pretty good job of it.
This is what we currently use in preference to samba, for the reasons
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