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Re: [opensuse] Need help doing a batch conversation lf - cr/lf "I got it to work."
  • From: Randal Jarrett <rsj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:04:05 -0500
  • Message-id: <1197057845.5518.56.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I did a variation on this and got it to work.

I made the top level dir 'Dir2'
cd into Dir1 and the 'rsync -va . ../Dir2/
cd into Dir2
find . -type f -name "*.txt" -exec unix2dos "{}" \;

that did it. I didn't put the "" around the {} the first
time and it barfed on the files with spaces in them.

Thanks everybody for all the suggestions.

On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 09:28 +0000, G T Smith wrote:
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Randal Jarrett wrote:
I've already been through these cmds and many more but I have been
unable to come
up with a combination that will convert the files and then put them in a
new structure that
has all the same subdirs that the original has.

get file, convert file, put file in the same subdir as original but in
new structure.

I have the new directory structure built. That was easy, find . -type d
-exec mkdir -p ../Dir2/{} \;
where Dir1 was original and Dir2 is the new structure.

I just haven't come up with the right combination to put the files in
the proper subdir under Dir2.
I'm also having problems with


Anyway, here are some of the elements you have to work with:

- The "find" command
It has an option ("-print0") to print file names with NUL termination
instead of the usual newline termination.

- The "xargs" command
It has an option ("-0"), a counterpart to find's -print0, that makes
it read file names with NUL termination

- The "unix2dos" command
This does the basic text file format conversion.

IMHO Not really doable as a single command line, though someone will no
doubt prove me wrong :-) ....

Something like....

find <base directory>/* -type d >scandirs
while read SCANDIR; do
do stuff with $SCANDIR
done < scandirs

as a template for a script may work... If you know little about bash
scripting it looks like now is the time to learn....

if the directory structure is not too large putting the results of the
find command in a variable and feeding the variable to a for loop and or
to xargs may work (but xargs does have some limitations).

This is only a pointer to an approach...

BTW Please think before you place your answer, I am personally not
particularly religious about the Top Post vs Bottom Post argument...
(Strikes me as rather like the big-endian vs little-endian war in
Gullivers Travels) but it is a good idea to try an retain something
resembling a consistent flow to the history of an argument when

Probably time to put on the asbestos underwear :-)


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My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Randal Jarrett <rsj@xxxxxxxxx>
RSJ Consulting, Inc
Hernando, FL
(352) 419-0112

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