Using sed to remove control-M from a series of files

Posted on 1997-11-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I program in DOS and LINUX and often transfer files back and forth.  When I take a file from DOS to LINUX, control-M characters are added at the end of each line.  While these can be removed in textedit one by one, I have a number of files and want to automate it.  I would guess that sed could remove the character from a group of files, but I have no idea how to do it.
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tr -d '\015'

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You can use this in a script:

sed s/^V^M// < file.dos > file.unix

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stty lnext ^V
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Linux has: duconv      :-))
You also may use: mcopy -t

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There is a utility on SunOS machines named "dos2unix"

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