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MANIFEST.MF dos2unix issues

Posted on 2006-07-03
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Hello!
I have a lot of jar files which I am transferring to unix. The issue is that the "MANIFEST.MF" is getting transferred with "^M" characters for each end of line in the file. Usually there is a tool which converts the Dos file format to unix and no "^M" character is added. But in this case there is no such tool provided. It is impossible to unjar each package and use this script:

dos2unix MANIFEST.MF MANIFEST.MF

Which converts the dos format file to unix file format.

Is there any other way of doing this. Thank you in advance. Urgent response will be much appreciated:)

Thank you
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Question by:atwork2003
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yuzh earned 500 total points
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You can use "sed" or "tr" to do the job, eg:

sed 's/^M//g' file > newfile
mv newfile file

Or

tr -d '\015'  <file >newfile
mv newfile file
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by:atwork2003
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Sorry if my question is confusing but I think u r converting one file at a time, right. If so I am already doing it. How do I convert more than one file at a  time.
Thank you
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by:yuzh
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You can put all the file names in a text file and make it looks like:

file1
file2
filen

named the file as filelist

then do:

for FILE in `cat filelist` ; do
    tr -d '\015'  <$FILE >${FILE}.tmp
    mv ${FILE}.tmp $FILE
done

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by:yuzh
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Hi atwork2003,
        Why a C grade? please have a look at the following page to learn
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by:atwork2003
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yuzh, sorry about this. I gave C grade because my question was to get all the files converted (files with M^) with some sort of command without having to convert file one by one. dos2unix was fine but it can be used on every file individually. I think your answer was doing the same thing. Correct me if I am wrong. It was not answer to my question. So i thought, may be you can not convert file altogether.

I appologize for this, let me see how I can get it back to A.

I just saw your last comment, I am not at work but I think this is a good idea. thank you and again sorry for the grading.
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I am opening a question about how to change the Grade, pls bear with me. thank you
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