Continuing CR/LF Problems

Dave Korn
Tue Jan 30 18:53:00 GMT 2007

On 30 January 2007 15:50, Eramo, Mark wrote:

> As part of this multiplatform installer it generates a script
> from information in the Installshield jars. When the is
> produced, all the lines are terminated with a "^M"

  That'll be the bug then.  Report it upstream to the Ant maintainers.

> If you look at SHELLOPTS in the environment, it indicates that it knows
> about the igncr setting.
> "SHELLOPTS=braceexpand:emacs:hashall:histexpand:igncr:interactive-commen
> ts:monitor"

  There's nothing that bash can do about this.  It's not bash that creates
these scripts, it's the installshield program.

> I cannot do a simple d2u because there are some "^M's" that need to be
> in the file and this will remove them thus corrupting the file.

  What?!  This is a shell script, intended to run on a linux-alike system
which doesn't understand ^M.  How can they be "necessary"?  

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