Missing utility pkg

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Fri Nov 9 09:17:15 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 07:48:37PM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> David Fletcher wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 07:22 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > As I half expected, but synaptic doesn't admit it exists. The
> > > listing I see here under All goes from "doom-wad-shareware" to
> > > "dosemu". Flat out missing is dos2unix.
> Probably not - Gene uses 10.04 LTS and there is no package dos2unix. 
> Anyway, from the good old days of SUSE I remember there were aliases to 
> do the same with recode. I suppose that would be good enough for Gene.
> >From <http://www.tgunkel.de/it/software/doc/cmds_linux_unix.en>:
> alias unix2dos='recode lat1..ibmpc'
> alias dos2unix='recode ibmpc..lat1'
> Of course the package recode is needed to use the aliases above.

Note that this does something entirely different: conversions between
two obsolete character sets (ISO-8859-1 and cp437).

The dos2unix package does line ending conversions (CRLF -> LF).

Marius Gedminas
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