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dos2unix(1)                                                        dos2unix(1)

       dos2unix - DOS/MAC to UNIX text file format converter

       dos2unix  [options] [-c convmode] [-o file ...] [-n infile outfile ...]


       [-hkqV] [--help] [--keepdate] [--quiet] [--version]

       This manual page documents dos2unix, the program  that  converts  plain
       text files in DOS/MAC format to UNIX format.

       The following options are available:

       -h --help
              Print online help.

       -k --keepdate
              Keep the date stamp of output file same as input file.

       -q --quiet
              Quiet mode. Suppress all warning and messages.

       -V --version
              Prints version information.

       -c --convmode convmode
              Sets  conversion  mode.  Where  convmode is one of: ASCII, 7bit,
              ISO, Mac with ASCII being the default.  Simulates dos2unix under

       -o --oldfile file ...
              Old file mode. Convert the file and write output to it. The pro-
              gram default to run in this mode. Wildcard names may be used.

       -n --newfile infile outfile ...
              New file mode. Convert the infile and write output  to  outfile.
              File  names must be given in pairs and wildcard names should NOT
              be used or you WILL lost your files.

       Get input from stdin and write output to stdout.


       Convert and replace a.txt. Convert and replace b.txt.

              dos2unix a.txt b.txt

              dos2unix -o a.txt b.txt

       Convert and replace a.txt in ASCII conversion mode.

              dos2unix a.txt -c iso b.txt

       Convert and replace b.txt in ISO conversion mode.

              dos2unix -c ascii a.txt -c iso b.txt

       Convert c.txt from Mac to Unix ascii format.

              dos2unix -c mac c.txt b.txt

       Convert and replace a.txt while keeping original date stamp.

              dos2unix -k a.txt

              dos2unix -k -o a.txt

       Convert a.txt and write to e.txt.

              dos2unix -n a.txt e.txt

       Convert a.txt and write to e.txt, keep date  stamp  of  e.txt  same  as

              dos2unix -k -n a.txt e.txt

       Convert and replace a.txt. Convert b.txt and write to e.txt.

              dos2unix a.txt -n b.txt e.txt

              dos2unix -o a.txt -n b.txt e.txt

       Convert  c.txt  and write to e.txt. Convert and replace a.txt.  Convert
       and replace b.txt. Convert d.txt and write to f.txt.

              dos2unix -n c.txt e.txt -o a.txt b.txt -n d.txt f.txt

       The program does not work properly  under  MSDOS  in  stdio  processing
       mode.  If you know why is that so, please tell me.

       Benjamin Lin - (

       Bernd Johannes Wuebben (mac2unix mode) (

       Tested environment:

              Linux 1.2.0 with GNU C 2.5.8

              SunOS 4.1.3 with GNU C 2.6.3

              MS-DOS 6.20 with Borland C++ 4.02

       Suggestions and bug reports are welcome.

       unix2dos(1) mac2unix(1)

1995.03.31                       dos2unix v3.0                     dos2unix(1)

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