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Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 11:04:00 +0300
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT gnu DOT org>
Subject: Re: GNU sed: (forced?) automatic LF conversion
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> From: Rugxulo <rugxulo AT gmail DOT com>
> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:08:03 -0700 (PDT)
>    Just curious if anyone knows why the DJGPP port of GNU sed *always*
> changes a *nix LF text file into DOS CR+LF? Not a huge deal, but I can
> imagine some rare cases it wouldn't be convenient. (In any case it's
> unexpected, but since we're in DOS anyways ....) I wonder if this is
> intentional or just the libc doing this or what.

It's intentional, in the sense that the person who ported Sed
deliberately decided not to use binary-mode output, for the reason
pointed out by DJ.

There are scripts and batch files out there that rely on the fact that
the following command converts a Unix-style text file to a DOS-style

	sed -e '' < unix.txt > dos.txt

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