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dos2unix(1)                      User Commands                     dos2unix(1)



NAME
       dos2unix - convert text file from DOS format to ISO format

SYNOPSIS
       dos2unix [-ascii] [-iso] [-7] [-437 | -850 | -860 | -863 | -865]  orig-
       inalfile convertedfile

DESCRIPTION
       The dos2unix utility converts characters in the DOS extended  character
       set to the corresponding ISO standard characters.

       This  command  can  be  invoked  from either DOS or SunOS. However, the
       filenames must conform to the conventions of the environment  in  which
       the command is invoked.

       If  the  original  file  and the converted file are the same,  dos2unix
       will rewrite the original file after converting it.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -ascii          Removes extra carriage returns and converts end of file
                       characters in DOS format text files to conform to SunOS
                       requirements.



       -iso            This is the default. It converts characters in the  DOS
                       extended  character set to the corresponding  ISO stan-
                       dard characters.



       -7              Converts 8 bit DOS graphics characters to 7  bit  space
                       characters so that SunOS can read the file.



       On  non-i386 systems, dos2unix will attempt to obtain the keyboard type
       to determine which code page to use. Otherwise, the default is US.  The
       user may override the code page with one of the following options:

       -437            Use US code page



       -850            Use multilingual code page



       -860            Use Portuguese code page



       -863            Use French Canadian code page



       -865            Use Danish code page



OPERANDS
       The following operands are required:

       originalfile    The original file in DOS format that is being converted
                       to ISO format.



       convertedfile   The new file in ISO format that has been converted from
                       the original DOS file format.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWesu


SEE ALSO
       unix2dos(1), ls(1), attributes(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
       File filename not found, or no read permission

           The input file you specified does not exist, or  you  do  not  have
           read permission. Check with the SunOS command, ls -l (see ls(1)).



       Bad output filename filename, or no write permission

           The output file you specified is either invalid, or you do not have
           write permission for that file or the directory that  contains  it.
           Check also that the drive or diskette  is not write-protected.



       Error while writing to temporary file

           An  error  occurred  while  converting  your file, possibly because
           there is not enough space on the current drive. Check the amount of
           space  on  the current drive using the DIR command. Also be certain
           that the default diskette or drive is write-enabled (not write-pro-
           tected).  Notice  that  when  this  error occurs, the original file
           remains intact.



       Translated temporary file name = filename.
       Could not rename temporary file to filename.

           The program could not perform the final  step  in  converting  your
           file.   Your  converted  file is stored under the name indicated on
           the second line of this message.






SunOS 5.10                        14 Sep 2000                      dos2unix(1)