Tim Landscheidt wrote:

> Why not just use file(1)?
> | [tim@butler ~]$ file /var/tmp/test-{dos,unix}.txt
> | /var/tmp/test-dos.txt:  ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators
> | /var/tmp/test-unix.txt: ASCII text

I thought of that too, but it doesn't work on my Linux box (which reports
both as "ASCII text"), so it is at least somewhat implementation-dependent.
It seems like our old SCO system could tell the difference, and my Linux is
not the latest/greatest so perhaps our CVS server can handle it better. I
don't trust "file" for anything critical, but, if it makes the distinction
that you noted above, it is probably adequate for the task at hand.

Victor Mote

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