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Old 02-17-2005
FTP Shell Scripts from Windows to Unix: files have exotic characters

Hey guys,

I am working on my shell scripts in wordpad in windows. Then, I upload it to my unix using psftp, but when I open those files with "vi" in Unix, there are all these "^M" characters in the file. Would anyone of you have a clue as to why?

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Laud
# 2  
Old 02-17-2005
ftp your files in ASCII mode [NOT binary].
# 3  
Old 02-17-2005
Best FTP?

I am using PSFTP since I can only do SSH FTP. What utility do you guys use that would be more user friendly and has ability to do SSH.

Thanks vgersh99: you must be a real guru at this
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Old 02-17-2005
If you still find them.open the file using vi. Stay in Escape mode and type the following :

:1,$s/<CTRL>+v <CTRL>+m//g

<ctrl>+v says that the next character is a special character. This will be substituted with nothing. i.o.w. removed
:1,$ just says from line number 1 until the end.

This is mentioned in the forum by many others.
# 5  
Old 02-17-2005
You can also try using dos2unix command

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