It is an unfortunate fact of life in the computing industry that the most common computing platforms store text files in subtly different ways. Here is a little utility to take some of the pain out of the situation.
Unix systems use a simple linefeed (Ascii 10), Macintosh Systems use a carriage return (Ascii 13) and Windows/Dos systems use a carriage return AND a linefeed (13, 10).
Mostly this different causes no problems - but occasionally these difference can be enough of a problem to make life difficult.
Unix2Dos is a common Unix based commandline pipe for converting Unix files to the DOS representation - this application (with the same name) does the same job.
Here is the main (and only) Unix2Dos window:
Making use of the application is simplicity itself.
- Identify a directory to scan in the first field.
You may do this directly, or by using the browse button shown to the right.
- Identify the files to process.
Enter a filespec (usual DOS/Windows style wildcards) for the files to process. Multiple filespecs can be entered, seperated by semicolons (;) in the style of a DOS/Windows path.
- Uncheck the backup copies checkbox if you don't want backups.
- Click Go.