in message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
wrote Bryan Cassidy thusly...
> 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?

Ah, a FAQ of comp.unix.* groups...*

It pains me not to see even a mention of sed, even though i prefer the
"perl pie" solution myself.  To rectify the situation...

  #  one way to type ^M is: Ctrl-V followed by Ctrl-M
  sed -e 's/^M$//' old > new && mv -f new old

  - Parv


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