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Text file format wrong after file transfer between Windows and Unix
If you are creating or editing a text file on a Windows system and then transfer it to a Unix system, the file is often littered with ```control characters such as ^M. Conversely, text files that were created or edited on a Unix machine and then transferred to Windows appear as an endless line with no breaks.
These issues stem from the different text formats that the two systems are using. To convert the format you can use utilities called dos2unix and unix2dos:
dos2unix input output