LKBEN10983: Howto recode a file from windows to unix or linux


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You have a windows file and want to recode it to linux. The problem is the CR / LF difference between the OSes

Cause

This is by design

Solution

Windows uses the CR/LF (carrige return line feed) from line to line in a file. To recode a file you have from windows, you can use the recode command.

recode msdos..latin1 testfile.txt

This will recode the file "testfile.txt" and change the coding from msdos (which is windows) to latin1 (which is used under linux) 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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