[CentOS] to <cr> or not

Bowie Bailey Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Wed Mar 1 19:54:34 UTC 2006

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 11:23, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> OK, but what would convince vim to display files with ^M's as
> unix files?  I thought it took their presence as the hint to
> display in DOS mode.

A screwed-up text file that doesn't have the ^M's on every line will
display this way in Vim.  This tends to happen when you transfer a DOS
file to unix and then edit it with a program that does not do the
conversion for you.  The resultant file has ^M at the end of every
line except ones you added with the unix editor.


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