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    ^M line feed characters

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20


    ^M" line feed characters in Aleph tables cause problems. How do they get there and how can they be eliminated?


    They get there because the file has been ftp-ed in binary mode rather than ascii.

    There are two ways to get rid of these control characters:

    1. re-ftp the file, typing "ASCII" on the ftp command line prior to doing the ftp.

    2. Enter this command at the unix prompt on your server:

    dos2unix xxxxxxxxx <where "xxxxxxxxx" is the name of the file> (on LINUX systems)
    dos2unix -ascii xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx <where "xxxxxxxxx" is the name of the file> (on SUN systems)

    Category: System Management (500)

    • Article last edited: 1/12/2015