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dos2unix(1)                                                        dos2unix(1)



NAME
       dos2unix - DOS/MAC to UNIX text file format converter


SYNOPSYS
       dos2unix [options] [-c convmode] [-o file ...] [-n infile outfile ...]

       Options:

       [-hkqV] [--help] [--keepdate] [--quiet] [--version]


DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page documents dos2unix, the program that converts plain text files in DOS/MAC format to UNIX for-
       mat.


OPTIONS
       The following options are available:

       -h --help
              Print online help.


       -k --keepdate
              Keep the date stamp of output file same as input file.


       -q --quiet
              Quiet mode. Suppress all warning and messages.


       -V --version
              Prints version information.


       -c --convmode convmode
              Sets conversion mode. Where convmode is one of: ASCII, 7bit, ISO, Mac  with  ASCII  being  the  default.
              Simulates dos2unix under SunOS.




       -o --oldfile file ...
              Old  file  mode. Convert the file and write output to it. The program default to run in this mode. Wild-
              card names may be used.


       -n --newfile infile outfile ...
              New file mode. Convert the infile and write output to outfile. File names must be  given  in  pairs  and
              wildcard names should NOT be used or you WILL lose your files.


EXAMPLES
       Get input from stdin and write output to stdout.

              dos2unix


       Convert and replace a.txt. Convert and replace b.txt.

              dos2unix a.txt b.txt

              dos2unix -o a.txt b.txt


       Convert and replace a.txt in ASCII conversion mode.

              dos2unix a.txt -c iso b.txt


       Convert and replace b.txt in ISO conversion mode.

              dos2unix -c ascii a.txt -c iso b.txt


       Convert c.txt from Mac to Unix ascii format.


              dos2unix -c mac c.txt b.txt


       Convert and replace a.txt while keeping original date stamp.

              dos2unix -k a.txt

              dos2unix -k -o a.txt


       Convert a.txt and write to e.txt.

              dos2unix -n a.txt e.txt


       Convert a.txt and write to e.txt, keep date stamp of e.txt same as a.txt.

              dos2unix -k -n a.txt e.txt


       Convert and replace a.txt. Convert b.txt and write to e.txt.

              dos2unix a.txt -n b.txt e.txt

              dos2unix -o a.txt -n b.txt e.txt


       Convert  c.txt  and  write  to  e.txt. Convert and replace a.txt.  Convert and replace b.txt. Convert d.txt and
       write to f.txt.

              dos2unix -n c.txt e.txt -o a.txt b.txt -n d.txt f.txt


DIAGNOSTICS
BUGS
       The program does not work properly under MSDOS in stdio processing mode.  If you know why is  that  so,  please
       tell me.


AUTHORS
       Benjamin Lin - <blinATsocs.au>


       Bernd Johannes Wuebben (mac2unix mode) <wuebbenATkde.org>



MISCELLANY
       Tested environment:

              Linux 1.2.0 with GNU C 2.5.8

              SunOS 4.1.3 with GNU C 2.6.3

              MS-DOS 6.20 with Borland C++ 4.02

       Suggestions and bug reports are welcome.


SEE ALSO
       unix2dos(1) mac2unix(1)




1995.03.31                       dos2unix v3.0                     dos2unix(1)