Convert EOL character (UNIX to PC)

Posted on 2002-05-16
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
What is the easiest way to convert every EOL character in a ascii file.  I need to convert from a Line Feed (Unix Style) to a Carriage Return + Line Feed (PC Style).
Question by:loudinbk
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ID: 7015013
Public Sub ConvertDelimiter(ByVal fileName As String)
    Dim I As Long, ff As Integer, s As String
    On Error Resume Next
    ff = FreeFile
    Open fileName For Binary As #ff
    s = Space$(LOF(ff))
    Get #ff, , s
    Close ff
    s = Replace(s, vbLf, vbCrLf)
    ff = FreeFile
    Open fileName For Output As #ff
    Print #ff, s
    Close ff
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 7015164
A non-VB solution is to load the file into Wordpad then save.  It will tell you that you're about to lose the formatting, which will convert the LFs into CRLFs.

Obviously this is not ideal if you'll be doing this on many files or on a regular basis.

Also, the way I prefer in EDDYKT's code is to replace the Get with Input:

   Open fileName For Binary As #ff
   s = input$(lof(ff), #ff)
   Close ff

Same result.

Also, the line:

       Print #ff, s

should be

   Print #ff, s

to prevent a new CRLF from appearing at the end of the document.
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Expert Comment

ID: 7017633
That print should end in a semicolon:

Print #ff, s;

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