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Old 05-27-2009
Question file transfer from windows to unix using ftp

Hi all,

I have a file in windows, example
<empty line>

when i transfer this file to unix using ftp, and viewed the file
# vi a.txt
I dont get the empty line which i specified in that file in windows.
Please help me, which in unix environment, empty line feed is not supporting.

# 2  
Old 05-27-2009
Try to transfer the file in ascii mode
# 3  
Old 05-27-2009
Did you transfer the file in ASCII or binary mode? Are you sure the final empty line is missing? You can check this by opening the file in vi and entering
:set list

in command mode. If there's a single '$' showing in the last line it's empty.
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Old 05-27-2009
Which transfer mode do you use? Try to switch it!!!

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Old 05-27-2009
I tried using ASCII mode. But even though I'm not able to get that blank line

If we give two blank lines at the end of the file in windows, then we can able to get one blank line in unix.
It is like
For 2 Blank lines in windows , we get 1 blank line in unix
For 3 Blank lines in windows , we get 2 blank line in unix
For 4 Blank lines in windows , we get 3 blank line in unix........

Last edited by Nandagopal; 05-27-2009 at 08:22 AM..
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Old 05-27-2009
Again, how do you check this? Some UNIX editors (including vi/vim) automatically append a newline to the last line, so this might be the reason why it's not showing. Example:
$ printf "Test" > test_noeol.txt
$ printf "Test\n" > test_eol.txt
$ printf "Test\n\n" > test_dbleol.txt
$ file test_*.txt
test_noeol.txt:  ASCII text, with no line terminators
test_eol.txt:    ASCII text
test_dbleol.txt: ASCII text
$ cat test_noeol.txt
Test$ cat test_eol.txt
$ cat test_dbleol.txt


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