What does a Script do to Windows text files?

Larry Hall lh-no-personal-replies-please@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 31 01:04:00 GMT 2004

At 07:02 PM 12/30/2004, you wrote:
>Does a cygwin bash script (or awk) alter text files? I use a little script
>someone gave me in cygwin to add a line to a number of Windows text files:
>for F in *.txt
>   awk '{if (NR==7) {print "Datei: " FILENAME};
>         print}' "$F" > tmp.txt
>   mv tmp.txt "$F"
>It works, but it does *something* else to my text files. It seems to alter
>all the linefeeds or all the blank lines. This causes problems when I want
>to import those text files into Asksam later on. The files *look* the same,

If you need files as Windows "text" files, pipe the result through 'u2d'.
If that doesn't work, read and follow <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>.

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