[Samba] Translating end-of-line sequence

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri May 9 02:01:49 GMT 2003


I owe you my apologies. I started to write a reply about how boring this
question is. I should not treat you this way even though it seems you
might have done some homework before asking.

The problem is how to identify a file that needs to be converted and make
sure that one that should not be converted remains un affected.

Additionally, how should we estimate the file  size, given that the size
will change on conversion. This creates mayhem on directory listings.

Do you need more information?

I will make sure this gets into the next HOWTO document.

- John T.

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Daniel Barbar wrote:

> Hi,
> 	The message below was my first to the list, I'm not sure if it went through correctly, thus I'm sending it again. Any hints will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
> Daniel Barbar wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >     Is it possible to have the Samba mount client ('mount -t smbfs'
> > on Linux) do the translation between the Windows and Linux formats
> > for the end-of-line sequence? We'd like to mount a Windows share
> > (containing both Windows and Linux source code) on Linux and compile
> > on it, but the some Linux tools (make, for instance) don't know how
> > to handle the Windows like end-of-line sequence.
> >     Running a script to do translation is an option we'd like to
> > leave as the last one. Yes, I too would much rather have the file
> > server on Linux, but this laboratory I'm working with is very
> > Windows centric (it's even located in the Seattle area). Though I
> > seem to remember from past searches a reference to a patch that
> > implemented what we're looking for, I haven't been able to find
> > anything current.
> >     Thanks in advance for your time helping us with this. Regards,
> >

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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