[CentOS] to <cr> or not

Bowie Bailey Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Wed Mar 1 17:23:16 UTC 2006


Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 14:50, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> > I have had some success (read no noticed problems), moving some
> > text conf files from a Win <cr,lf> format to Linux and have them
> > work.  For example my zone files, moving them from my Win DNS
> > server. 
> > 
> > But what about other files?  I guess I want to know this more to
> > prevent a mistake from crashing things, as I do have GEDIT.
> > 
> > If I were to build an anaconda-ks.cfg in notepad, write it to a
> > floppy then did a linux ks=floppy, would it work?
> 
> I'm not sure there is a generic answer.  Some things ignore the
> CR's, some don't.  It's always a good idea to remove them.  On
> Windows you can edit in wordpad instead of notepad and it will put
> them back.  If you edit in vim (either windows or Linux versions)
> you can write either way with the:
> > set fileformat
> option.
> 
> > I have search the archives and google, but either I am missing the
> > right search words, or something.
> 
> In the old days with real vi, you would:
> :%s/^v^m//
> to get rid of them, but vim doesn't like that.

It depends on how Vim recognizes the file.  If Vim displays the file
as a DOS file, it will hide the ^M and you can't search for it.
If Vim displays the file as a unix file, it will show the ^M at the
end of the line and you can search and replace it with the command
shown above.

-- 
Bowie



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