DOS2UNIX(1) User Commands DOS2UNIX(1)
dos2unix - convert text file from DOS format to ISO format
] originalfile convertedfile
utility converts characters in the DOS
set to the corresponding ISO
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
rewrite the original file after converting it.
The following options are supported: -ascii
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
character set to the corresponding ISO
standard characters. -7
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: -437
Use US code page -850
Use multilingual code page -860
Use Portuguese code page -863
Use French Canadian code page -865
Use Danish code page
The following operands are required: originalfile
The original file in DOS
format that is being converted
The new file in ISO
format that has been converted from
the original DOS
SEE ALSO unix2dos(1)
DIAGNOSTICS 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
). 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)