Visible formatting characters in DOS files on UnixWare systems
Note that DOS text files contain extra formatting characters that
will show up on your screen.
A line of text in a UNIX system file is terminated by a line feed
character. In DOS files, a line is terminated by a line feed and a
carriage return (^M). Because no attempt is made to change the
nature of DOS files, the carriage return character is
visible when editing a DOS file from the UNIX system
partition. Thus when a DOS file that contains a series of numbers
is opened using
it looks something like this:
This is a DOS file.^M
Note that each line ends in a spurious character^M
"TEST.TXT" 3 lines, 100 characters
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004