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So I've imported a bunch of text files from a *NIX machine to a Windows machine, and all the text is displayed as a single line on notepad :( I could simply open the files on a proper Windows text editor (notepad++) or used sed, awk, perl etc. before transferring them, and they would look fine. What do I do if my friends (who use windows) do not have those tools available on their machine but need to properly see what text I've sent them? Is there a bunch of windows commands that can DOSify the files for my friend?

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  1. eSpeX
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    Since notepad++ is free just tell your friends to use it, you would be doing them a favor since it is a much more powerful utility. Otherwise there are tools out there like 'tofrodos' http://www.thefreecountry.com/tofrodos/index.shtml and 'u2win' http://www.sg-chem.net/u2win/ and probably many others, but I do not know of any built-in commands that will do what you desire.

  2. anonymous
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    right; I'll just send them that lovely .zip of notepad++ (they do not have admin rights to install the thing), and they will edit happily every after :)

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