Bug 50830 - dos2unix is missing mac2unix softlink and does not convert text files properly
Summary: dos2unix is missing mac2unix softlink and does not convert text files properly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dos2unix
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target FC3BugWeekTracker FC3BugWeekQA
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Reported: 2001-08-03 19:20 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-25 22:57:24 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-03 19:20:56 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2smp i686)

Description of problem:
The version of dos2unix that ships with RedHat-7.1 does not include the
mac2unix softlink. It also does not convert text files properly. It has a
tendency to mangle the "CR-LF"s and make the text file from a Mac or
Windows PC not much more useable after the conversion.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. get a mac or windows plain text file.
2. dos2unix -o winfilename.txt linuxfilename.txt
3. less linuxfilename.txt

Actual Results:  The above commands will still not translate the file

Expected Results:  Properly translated files that I can work with in Linux.

Additional info:

This is a minor bug in the overall picture of things BUT it is very
importatnt to me because I have lots of Windows and Mac clients and they
have no way of coping with properly formatted text files.

Comment 1 Tom Tromey 2001-12-14 17:33:34 UTC
I note we're also missing a `unix2dos' link.
Both mac2unix and unix2dos are referenced in the dos2unix man page,
so this is potentially confusing.

Comment 2 Colin Charles 2004-09-14 02:28:34 UTC
We now have: (even in FC2) from unix2dos-3.1-18

and from dos2unix-3.1-18

So, the next question is, does it all work as planned (no OS9 or
Windows boxes around, to test)

Comment 3 Rik van Riel 2004-09-24 20:17:09 UTC
Updating status, this is something that only needs testing, no

Comment 4 Ulrich Drepper 2004-09-25 01:41:02 UTC
I've tested the versions from comment #2 with some self-generated
DOS/Mac files and all seems to be peechy.  I think the bug should be

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-25 22:57:24 UTC
Thanks for the testing update Uli.  Setting status to

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