bash scripting problem

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Sat Dec 2 02:26:00 GMT 2006


On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:

> > From: Rob Walker
> > Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 5:29 PM
> > Subject: Re: bash scripting problem
> >
> > Eric Blake wrote:
> > > According to Andrew Louie on 12/1/2006 3:17 PM:
> > >
> > >>> You have DOS line endings in these files.  Use 'd2u' to
> > remove them.
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >> Thanks! I would have never known that,
> > >>
> > >> now, can i run d2u on every file in my installation?
> > >>
> > >
> > > No, only run it on text files (it corrupts binary files,
> > such as *.exe).
> > >
> > d2u may also corrupt "text" files that need to have CR in
> > them.  This includes bash scripts that need to parse or output CR.
> >
> > -Rob
>
> Do you have a link to such a script?  I don't mean a proof-of-principle;
> I'm sure a suitable example can be contrived.  What I'm looking for is a
> shell script "in the wild" that purposely has a carriage return embedded
> in it for reasons other than ending a line of the script.

I've written some CGI scripts like that early on (which needed to output
CRLF lines, but had LF line endings otherwise).  That was before I
discovered "echo -ne".
	Igor
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