> I've downloaded a couple of .xhtml files and they have ^M characters
> all through it. I tried the col -b < name > newname command on these
> files but when I do that it erases the whole document. Any ideas?

This is because the file was created in MS-land.
On your FreeBSd system do:

   tr -d "\r" < oldfile > newfile

and it will clear them up nicely.

Note, only do this to text files.  


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