dos2unix Package Description

This package contains utilities dos2unix, unix2dos, mac2unix, unix2mac to convert the line endings of text files between UNIX (LF), DOS (CRLF) and Mac (CR) formats. Text files under Windows and DOS typically have two ASCII characters at the end of each line: CR (carriage return) followed by LF (line feed). Older Macs used just CR, while UNIX uses just LF. While most modern editors can read all these formats, there may still be a need to convert files between them. This is the classic utility developed in 1989.

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  • Author: Erwin Waterlander, Christian Wurll, Bernd Johannes Wuebben, Benjamin Lin
  • License: FreeBSD

Tools included in the dos2unix package

unix2dos – Convert from unix to dos
root@kali:~# unix2dos -h
unix2dos 6.0 (2012-05-06)
Usage: unix2dos [options] [file ...] [-n infile outfile ...]
 -ascii                convert only line breaks (default)
 -iso                  conversion between DOS and ISO-8859-1 character set
   -1252               Use Windows code page 1252 (Western European)
   -437                Use DOS code page 437 (US) (default)
   -850                Use DOS code page 850 (Western European)
   -860                Use DOS code page 860 (Portuguese)
   -863                Use DOS code page 863 (French Canadian)
   -865                Use DOS code page 865 (Nordic)
 -7                    Convert 8 bit characters to 7 bit space
 -c, --convmode        conversion mode
   convmode            ascii, 7bit, iso, mac, default to ascii
 -f, --force           force conversion of binary files
 -h, --help            give this help
 -k, --keepdate        keep output file date
 -L, --license         display software license
 -l, --newline         add additional newline
 -m, --add-bom         add UTF-8 Byte Order Mark
 -n, --newfile         write to new file
   infile              original file in new file mode
   outfile             output file in new file mode
 -o, --oldfile         write to old file
   file ...            files to convert in old file mode
 -q, --quiet           quiet mode, suppress all warnings
                       always on in stdio mode
 -s, --safe            skip binary files (default)
 -F, --follow-symlink  follow symbolic links and convert the targets
 -R, --replace-symlink replace symbolic links with converted files
                       (original target files remain unchanged)
 -S, --skip-symlink    keep symbolic links and targets unchanged (default)
 -V, --version         display version number

unix2mac – Convert from unix to mac

root@kali:~# unix2mac -h
unix2mac 6.0 (2012-05-06)
Usage: unix2mac [options] [file ...] [-n infile outfile ...]
 -ascii                convert only line breaks (default)
 -iso                  conversion between DOS and ISO-8859-1 character set
   -1252               Use Windows code page 1252 (Western European)
   -437                Use DOS code page 437 (US) (default)
   -850                Use DOS code page 850 (Western European)
   -860                Use DOS code page 860 (Portuguese)
   -863                Use DOS code page 863 (French Canadian)
   -865                Use DOS code page 865 (Nordic)
 -7                    Convert 8 bit characters to 7 bit space
 -c, --convmode        conversion mode
   convmode            ascii, 7bit, iso, mac, default to ascii
 -f, --force           force conversion of binary files
 -h, --help            give this help
 -k, --keepdate        keep output file date
 -L, --license         display software license
 -l, --newline         add additional newline
 -m, --add-bom         add UTF-8 Byte Order Mark
 -n, --newfile         write to new file
   infile              original file in new file mode
   outfile             output file in new file mode
 -o, --oldfile         write to old file
   file ...            files to convert in old file mode
 -q, --quiet           quiet mode, suppress all warnings
                       always on in stdio mode
 -s, --safe            skip binary files (default)
 -F, --follow-symlink  follow symbolic links and convert the targets
 -R, --replace-symlink replace symbolic links with converted files
                       (original target files remain unchanged)
 -S, --skip-symlink    keep symbolic links and targets unchanged (default)
 -V, --version         display version number

dos2unix – Convert from dos to unix

root@kali:~# dos2unix -h
dos2unix 6.0 (2012-05-06)
Usage: dos2unix [options] [file ...] [-n infile outfile ...]
 -ascii                convert only line breaks (default)
 -iso                  conversion between DOS and ISO-8859-1 character set
   -1252               Use Windows code page 1252 (Western European)
   -437                Use DOS code page 437 (US) (default)
   -850                Use DOS code page 850 (Western European)
   -860                Use DOS code page 860 (Portuguese)
   -863                Use DOS code page 863 (French Canadian)
   -865                Use DOS code page 865 (Nordic)
 -7                    Convert 8 bit characters to 7 bit space
 -c, --convmode        conversion mode
   convmode            ascii, 7bit, iso, mac, default to ascii
 -f, --force           force conversion of binary files
 -h, --help            give this help
 -k, --keepdate        keep output file date
 -L, --license         display software license
 -l, --newline         add additional newline
 -m, --add-bom         add UTF-8 Byte Order Mark
 -n, --newfile         write to new file
   infile              original file in new file mode
   outfile             output file in new file mode
 -o, --oldfile         write to old file
   file ...            files to convert in old file mode
 -q, --quiet           quiet mode, suppress all warnings
                       always on in stdio mode
 -s, --safe            skip binary files (default)
 -F, --follow-symlink  follow symbolic links and convert the targets
 -R, --replace-symlink replace symbolic links with converted files
                       (original target files remain unchanged)
 -S, --skip-symlink    keep symbolic links and targets unchanged (default)
 -V, --version         display version number

mac2unix – Convert from mac to unix

root@kali:~# mac2unix -h
mac2unix 6.0 (2012-05-06)
Usage: mac2unix [options] [file ...] [-n infile outfile ...]
 -ascii                convert only line breaks (default)
 -iso                  conversion between DOS and ISO-8859-1 character set
   -1252               Use Windows code page 1252 (Western European)
   -437                Use DOS code page 437 (US) (default)
   -850                Use DOS code page 850 (Western European)
   -860                Use DOS code page 860 (Portuguese)
   -863                Use DOS code page 863 (French Canadian)
   -865                Use DOS code page 865 (Nordic)
 -7                    Convert 8 bit characters to 7 bit space
 -c, --convmode        conversion mode
   convmode            ascii, 7bit, iso, mac, default to ascii
 -f, --force           force conversion of binary files
 -h, --help            give this help
 -k, --keepdate        keep output file date
 -L, --license         display software license
 -l, --newline         add additional newline
 -m, --add-bom         add UTF-8 Byte Order Mark
 -n, --newfile         write to new file
   infile              original file in new file mode
   outfile             output file in new file mode
 -o, --oldfile         write to old file
   file ...            files to convert in old file mode
 -q, --quiet           quiet mode, suppress all warnings
                       always on in stdio mode
 -s, --safe            skip binary files (default)
 -F, --follow-symlink  follow symbolic links and convert the targets
 -R, --replace-symlink replace symbolic links with converted files
                       (original target files remain unchanged)
 -S, --skip-symlink    keep symbolic links and targets unchanged (default)
 -V, --version         display version number

unix2dos Usage Example

root@kali:~# unix2dos -n unix.txt dos.txt
unix2dos: converting file unix.txt to file dos.txt in DOS format ...

unix2mac Usage Example

root@kali:~# unix2mac -n unix.txt mac.txt
unix2mac: converting file unix.txt to file mac.txt in Mac format ...

dos2unix Usage Example

root@kali:~# dos2unix -n dos.txt unix2.txt
dos2unix: converting file dos.txt to file unix2.txt in Unix format ...

mac2unix Usage Example

root@kali:~# mac2unix -n mac.txt unix3.txt
mac2unix: converting file mac.txt to file unix3.txt in Unix format ...
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