OSX new line characters to Linux new line characters

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mattgardlik, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. mattgardlik macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2004
    I have backed up most of my email from Entourage as .mbox files, but I am having a little trouble importing them into Evolution on my Linux box at home. I think the problem is becuase of the different new line characters used in text files on the two different platforms. Does anyone know a way to convert these end of line characters? I think there might be a command in vim to do this, but I am not sure. thank you for the help,

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Line feeds (LF) and carriage returns (CR) are standard ASCII characters. The Mac doesn't use LF. It uses CR only at the end of a paragraph. But, again, whether it does or not should have no bearing on whether you can import or export files. The Mac, Windows, and Unix each use the CR and LF characters slightly differently. The worst thing that a deficit or excess of LF and CR characters can do, however, is to mess-up your formating. It is much more likely that there may be an issue with the character(s) that Evolution expects for end of file.

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