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dos2unix - convert text file from DOS format to ISO format


dos2unix [-ascii] [-iso] [-7]
[-437 | -850 | -860 | -863 | -865] originalfile convertedfile


The dos2unix utility converts characters in the DOS extended character
set to the corresponding ISO standard characters.

This command can be invoked from either DOS or SunOS. However, the
filenames must conform to the conventions of the environment in which the
command is invoked.

If the original file and the converted file are the same, dos2unix will
rewrite the original file after converting it.


The following options are supported:

Removes extra carriage returns and converts end of file
characters in DOS format text files to conform to SunOS

This is the default. It converts characters in the DOS extended
character set to the corresponding ISO standard characters.

Converts 8 bit DOS graphics characters to 7 bit space
characters so that SunOS can read the file.

On non-i386 systems, dos2unix will attempt to obtain the keyboard type to
determine which code page to use. Otherwise, the default is US. The user
may override the code page with one of the following options:

Use US code page

Use multilingual code page

Use Portuguese code page

Use French Canadian code page

Use Danish code page


The following operands are required:

The original file in DOS format that is being converted
to ISO format.

The new file in ISO format that has been converted from
the original DOS file format.


ls(1), unix2dos(1), attributes(7)


File filename not found, or no read permission

The input file you specified does not exist, or you do not have read
permission. Check with the SunOS command, ls -l (see ls(1)).

Bad output filename filename, or no write permission

The output file you specified is either invalid, or you do not have
write permission for that file or the directory that contains it.
Check also that the drive or diskette is not write-protected.

Error while writing to temporary file

An error occurred while converting your file, possibly because there
is not enough space on the current drive. Check the amount of space
on the current drive using the DIR command. Also be certain that the
default diskette or drive is write-enabled (not write-protected).
Notice that when this error occurs, the original file remains intact.

Translated temporary file name = filename.
Could not rename temporary file to filename.

The program could not perform the final step in converting your file.
Your converted file is stored under the name indicated on the second
line of this message.

September 14, 2000 DOS2UNIX(1)