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Old 12-14-2010
.properties file and new line feeds

I have a .properties file that a read in some values in an .sh file but everytime I put it out on the server it fails.
If I copy and paste the values of the .properties file on my local machine to the .properties file on the server it works just fine. Someone mentioned to see if it has
dos new line feeds or not.
Question how do I do this and or convert it from a dos prompt so the correct .properties file gets committed out this next time around.
# 2  
Old 12-15-2010
How do you put it on the server, ftp not in binary, perhaps?
# 3  
Old 12-15-2010
The line terminator for text files in a M$ environment is two characters: carriage-return then line-feed.
The line terminator in unix text files is one character: line-feed.

If you copy a text file from M$ to unix without conversion it will contain spurious carriage-return characters which will upset the data format.

Further to DGPickett if you use "ftp" from M$ to unix you must use the "ASCII" option.

If a bit-copy is unavoidable, then use a conversion program such as "dos2ux" (that utility can be called "dos2unix" on some platforms). Personally I use unix "tr" to remove bad characters.
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Old 12-17-2010
Yes, I have viewed MAC web pages with CR and not LF, so the DOS CRLF is a bit of a compromise. Many files do not seem to mind, but I had CR in MAKEFILE the other day, some gift of a CMM tool, and 'make' was not amused. I finally ran a purge of CR in my source files.

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