Samba 1.9.18 DOS to UNIX and back with ASCII

William Stuart william at
Thu Jan 7 18:19:35 GMT 1999

This is a universal problem in UNIX and NT integration.  AFAIK, SAMBA does
nothing to make this conversion.

There are folks who are working on a solution, but it won't be perfect.

The problem lies in the question: "When do I convert?"

It is very difficult, if not impossible, to dectect a binary files vs. text
files.  This is why FTP programs require you to select "image" or "ASCII".

The only way I know to do this is with extensions or MIME types.  This will
require some disipline on your users part to standardize the naming
William Stuart (william at
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba at [mailto:samba at]On Behalf Of Eric Sammons
> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 1999 8:01 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Samba 1.9.18 DOS to UNIX and back with ASCII
> I have found that Samba does not seem to handle the ^M EOL character
> very well.  This seems to be a big problem with Windows Notepad and then
> in vi for UNIX.  Other than the ux2dos and dos2ux commands does anyone
> know of another solution or if this has been fixed in a more current
> release of Samba?
> Thanks!
> Eric

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