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Convert CRLF’s to line feeds on Linux

I have several scripts that produce a /bin/sh^M bad interpreter error message when they are run. I believe this is because they are formatted with the Windows/DOS line termination instead of the line termination expected by Unix/Linux (Ubuntu 9.04 for an embedded system in my case).

Is there an easy way to convert text files from the Windows/DOS format to the Unix format in a Linux environment?

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marked as duplicate by BinaryMisfit Oct 9 '09 at 5:32

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

same question with some alternate answers:… – quack quixote Oct 8 '09 at 21:04
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Multiple choices here:

How do I convert between Unix and Windows text files?

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That page claims this about the dos2unix tools: "These utilities are available only on Solaris systems." This answer explains how to get similar tools in Linux environment:… – Jonik Oct 7 '09 at 10:07

You can use the dos2unix utility for this.

dos2unix winfile.txt unixfile.txt
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Dammit! I wrote an app to do this for me in C#. Then again, it also converted ANSI to Unicode and back again, so it wasn't a complete waste. +1 – user3463 Sep 10 '09 at 11:25
@randolph: you implemented iconv in C#? – quack quixote Oct 7 '09 at 12:12

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