grep ^M in file using perl script....

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# 8  
Old 02-05-2008

thanx ghostdog74 for your reply ...

here is the file i am trying to check for presense of ^M. following is the output produced on unix server
$cat -v texx
hi ^M
what are you
tying to ^M
$ texx
hi i am
tying to
#! /usr/bin/perl
while (<>) {
       print if $_ =~ /\cM\n/g;;

is there any other way of doing this other than using reg-ex ?
# 9  
Old 02-05-2008
this does not work to see if ^M is in the lines on Windows?

while (<>) {
   print "Line number $. has ^M in it\n" if ($_ =~ /\cM/);

If not, maybe there is no ^M in the lines.
# 10  
Old 02-06-2008
i am putting ^M to test my code but it doesnt work on windows i can check for presence of ^M in file on unix but when i transfer the same file on windows with the same perl code ( but perl here is windows version of perl ) it doesnt work .
i have tried following ways to filnd ^M ...( all works on unix but not on windows )
if ($_ =~ /\cM/) ;
if ($_ =~ /\015/) ;
if ($_ =~ /\x0D/) ;
if ( $_ =~ /^M/ ) ;

lets see if its possible by any other way .... i will post the answer it if i am able to solve this
# 11  
Old 02-06-2008
make sure when you try to simulate ^M,, you don't press Shift 6 then "M". press Ctrl-V then M.
# 12  
Old 02-06-2008
how about: /\r/ to find ^M on windows?
# 13  
Old 02-06-2008

tried almost everything but nothing seems to work here.

can i check same thing in C ?? i know only basics of C so if can give me some suggesting to check for ^M or ( 015 in octal , 0d in HEX ).

hey i found solution to this by opening file in Binary mode and then looking for '0d' in hex
@line_array = () ;
open (FILE,"<$ARGV[0]") or die "cant open file :$! \n" ;
while (<FILE>) {
     binmode(FILE) ;
     $line1 = unpack("H*", $_) ;
     #print "[$line1]\n" ;
     if ( $line1 =~ /0d/ )
	push @line_array , $. ; 
close FILE ;
print "file has \'cntl-M\' please check\n" if ( ( $len = @line_array ) >= 1 ) ;

Last edited by zedex; 02-07-2008 at 04:38 AM.. Reason: found solution .....
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