March 27, 2009

Remove windows line feed characters in vi

Filed under: unix — rmoff @ 13:12

If you work with a file in Windows and Unix at some point you might end up with windows line feed characters in your Unix file. It’ll look like this:

one line of text ^M
next line ^M
and next line with more ^M

To remove the ^M character, load the file into vi on unix and enter as a line command the following:


but instead of typing ^M do Ctrl-V Ctrl-M to get the charaters

Alternatively, load the file in Windows into Notepad++ and use Format -> Convert to UNIX format, then FTP the file back to Unix


1 Comment

  1. Can also use dos2unix UNIX utility…

    Comment by Suds — October 5, 2009 @ 20:21

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