How to install dos2unix on Linux

DOS-based text files use a pair of carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF) as a new-line delimiter. On the other hand, UNIX-based text files simply use LFs to terminate each line. In order to convert a text file from DOS format to UNIX format, you can use a command-line tool called dos2unix.

To install dos2unix on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL:

$ sudo yum install dos2unix

To install dos2unix on Ubuntu or Debian:

$ sudo apt-get install tofrodos
$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/fromdos /usr/bin/dos2unix

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