I am creating config files in windows (using Wordpad or Notepad and saving as "file.extension") and ftp'ing them to my linux machine. Sometimes when I restart my servers, I get the error in my /var/log/messages file as something like "syntax error near "^M" "(or something to that effect). When I open the file in Linux, there is no "^M" in the file anywhere and I want to pull my hair out. Is this a common error and is there really a "^M" there that I can't see? I thought I was doing something wrong until I was reading some other questions posted and saw a similar problem someone was having. Where does this hidden "^M" come from? I have a feeling that if I "pico file.extension" and re-save it in Linux it will work because I think I have unknowingly solved the problem before, I just haven't tried it this time yet. Whatcha think? Thanks in advance!