MAC2DOS 1 "20 September 1997"

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MAC2DOS 1 "20 September 1997"


mac2dos - convert text file(s) from Apple Macintosh format to IBM PC DOS format


mac2dos filelist


mac2dos replaces carriage returns by newlines in Apple Macintosh format text files to conform to IBM PC DOS requirements. Existing isolated newlines are left intact, so that no changes are made to a file which is already in IBM PC DOS format.

Access and modification time stamps of the files are preserved.

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

Each file on the command line is converted in turn to a temporary file, and then the original is deleted, and the temporary file renamed to the original name. If you interrupt the execution of this command, then be sure to check for a file in the current directory named mac2dos.$$$ and rename it manually, if necessary.


dos2ux(1), dos2mac(1), mac2ux(1), ux2dos(1), ux2mac(1), unix2dos(1), dos2unix(1).


Nelson H. F. Beebe
Center for Scientific Computing
University of Utah
Department of Mathematics, 105 JWB
155 S 1400 E RM 233
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090
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