Re: mc and mcedit problem - ^M

The ^M represent CR/LF pairs.  These are normally a result of 
importing DOS files into UNIX.    A quick look at Google shows a 
variety of (free) conversion tools.    Or if you are using Window, get 
Progammer's File Editor (free and wonderful).

Myron Turner

Date sent:              Fri, 06 Jun 2003 09:19:07 -0500
From:                   rwright msiinet com
Subject:                mc and mcedit problem - ^M
To:                     mc gnome org

I am using Midnight Commander under SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for
IBM zSeries.   I'm an old mainframer building Linux skills who likes
your product because it makes a lot of things a lot easier and I like
the editor because I don't have to use vi (thank God).  I have
encountered a small problem with your editor that is driving me nuts.

I am editing some shell scripts.  At some point when I edit them, I'm
getting some sort of special character or something inserted at the
end of each line by your editor.   You cannot see these at all when
viewing the file in your editor but they're there, and if you use the
vi editor to look at the file, they show up as a  ^M at the end of
each line.  I can start with a file that does not have these, and at
some point which I haven't nailed down yet, they get put there while
using mcedit.   These are apparently causing the shell script not to
run correctly.   What are these, and why are they being put there? 
Can I stop this?  Is it a bug?  Thanks in advance for your reply.  
Here is the information from mc --version...

GNU Midnight Commander 4.5.55
Edition: text mode
Virtual File System: tarfs, extfs, ftpfs, mcfs, undelfs
With builtin Editor
Using S-Lang library with terminfo database
With subshell support as default
With support for background operations
With mouse support on xterm and Linux console
Using default locale

Randy Wright
zSeries Integration Engineer
MSI Systems Integrators
8000 Maryland Avenue, Suite 410
St. Louis, Mo.  63105
Office (314) 726-3635
Pager (314) 491-5026
Email  rwright msiinet com

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