Re: Windows 2000 to Unix data conversion utility

From: Frank da Cruz (fdc_at_sesame.cc.columbia.edu)
Date: 08/19/03

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    In article <pan.2003.08.19.09.20.45.551654@renodemedici.it>,
    Massimiliano Adamo <massimiliano.adamoNOSPAM@renodemedici.it> wrote:
    : On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 12:42:40 -0700, Robert S. wrote:
    :
    : > I am planning a major migration from Windows 2000 to Unix (AIX). Does
    : > anyone know of a data conversion utility for tranferring Windows files to
    : > Unix? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    :
    : you have to convert exactly NOTHING.
    : unix file format vs. windows file format i think is not your problem in
    : this case.
    :
    Well, text files in Unix have records ("lines") that end with linefeed,
    whereas in Windows they end with carriage return and linefeed. This would
    seem to be inconsequential until you find out that a lot of Unix software
    chokes on the carriage returns.

    Furthermore Windows text files might use a different character set than
    AIX; for example Windows Code Page 1251 for Russian rather than (say)
    ISO 8859-5.

    Software exists that can transfer files -- and entire directory trees
    recursively -- automatically switching between text and binary mode for
    each file and converting text character sets as you request:

      http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/ckermit.html

    - Frank


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