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UNIX2DOS(1)                 General Commands Manual                UNIX2DOS(1)



NAME
       unix2dos - convert text file from ISO format to DOS format

SYNOPSIS
       unix2dos [ -ascii ] [ -iso ] [ -7 ] originalfile convertedfile

DESCRIPTION
       unix2dos  converts ISO standard characters to the corresponding charac-
       ters in the DOS extended character set.

       This command may 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, unix2dos will
       rewrite the original file after converting it.

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

       -iso   This is the default.  Converts ISO standard  characters  to  the
              corresponding character in the DOS extended character set.

       -7     Convert 8 bit SunOS characters to 7 bit DOS characters.

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).

       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 con-
              tains 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-protected).   Note  that  when  this  error
              occurs, the original file remains intact.

       Could not rename tmpfile to filename.
       Translated tmpfile name = 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.
SEE ALSO
       dos(1), dos2unix(1)
       Sun386i Advanced Skills
       Sun MS-DOS Reference Manual



                                7 October 1990                     UNIX2DOS(1)