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Old 05-21-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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how to convert a file in binary mode to a file in text mode?


how to convert a file in binary mode to a file in text mode, from windows OS? Thanks
 
Old 05-21-2019, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hi shnguyen and welcome to LQ.

You will have to give us more information to work with. What is the file you want to convert, and why?
 
Old 05-21-2019, 06:10 PM   #3
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Hi,

I need to post a question in order to view others. I'm new join. I found the info of my question in previous post (ihoward92). Thank you.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 06:16 PM   #4
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Hi,

I need to post a question in order to view others. I'm new join. I found the info of my question in previous post (ihoward92). Thank you.
Out of interest, what makes you think that? You don't even need to be a member to view posts.

Can you please post a link to ihoward92's solution that you found?
 
Old 05-21-2019, 07:49 PM   #5
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There's $(dos2unix) and $(unix2dos) if you're talking about the different carriage return styles. \n vs \n\r vs \r or whatever mac was/is. 0x0a versus 0x0a + 0x0d versus 0x0d at the end of each line of text. Only used linux \n for a very long time now so not soo sure about those other things anymore. Doing a binary transfer means that it retains the original file byte for byte and does not convert carriage returns or other conversions like it would in ascii mode. (or ebcdic mode / mainframe).

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