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How to convert a Windows text file to a Unix text file by using BCP ?

Hi Experts

Do you know a way to convert a Windows text file to a UNIX text file by using BCP ?

By the way
Whtat's the difference betwenn  Windows and UNIX  line terminator
Unix  =>  \r\n

Thanks in advance.
Eduardo Fuerte
Eduardo Fuerte
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Windows is actually a \r which is refelcted as ^M when on the unix side you do cat -v filename.
<CR><LF> Unix
<cr> windows

When trafnsferring a file via FTP, make sure you use ASCII mode which will convert the <cr> seen in a windows environement into a <CR><LF>.


On the unix side there is a dos2unix tool that will do the conversion/adjustment after the file was transferred.
dos2unix filename.
 you could use a vb script to go through and adding the char(10) at the end of every line.
Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Ok, but do you know a BCP clause to automatize the generation directly to UNIX txt standard ?

You could use the terminate line by -r "\r\n" but I am uncertain.

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