You can also use the command “unix2mac” to run unix2dos in Mac mode. Convert the file and write output to it. Eric Eric 1 1 silver badge 3 3 bronze badges. When you made a wrong assumption the input file was not in UTFLE format and the conversion succeeded, you will get an UTF-8 output file with wrong text. It is assumed that text files are encoded in the locale character encoding. With a TrueType font the text is displayed similar as with the “unicode” encoding.


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Windows code page CP Western European is also supported with option “”. For instance to convert a file named “-foo”, you can use this command: X-method can be used on systems that don’t support Latin-3 or Unicode mac2unjx encoding.

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It is possible that a binary file contains only normal text characters. The second is optional and is the country code mac2unx capital letters, preceded with an underscore. Only DOS line breaks are changed to two Unix line breaks. The person who starts the conversion in new file paired mode will be the owner of the converted file. DOS and Mac line endigs are not changed.


See also the gettext manual: When you don’t work with foreign file names this method is OK. Suppress all warning and messages. The program default to run in this mode. Symbolic links can optionally be replaced, or the output can be written to the symbolic link target. In Mac mode only Mac line endings are changed to two Unix line endings.

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This is the command mac2unix that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one mac22unix our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator. This is the default conversion mode. Another option to convert text files between different encodings is to use dos2unix in combination with iconv 1. When option “-u” is used, the output file will be written in the same UTF encoding as the input file.

There are some issues with displaying Unicode file names in a Windows console. This enables correct interpretation of file names with spaces or quotes when flag c is used. In Mac mode only Mac line breaks are changed to two Unix line breaks.


The return value is always zero in quiet mode, except when wrong command-line options are used. Conversion is always done via a temporary file. Iconv can convert between a long list of character encodings. This option is only available in dos2unix for Windows with Unicode file name support. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Are you using Mac OS 9 or previous? This option works the same as option “-ul”. One or more flags can be added.


UTF files will be skipped on Unix when the locale character encoding is not UTF-8, to prevent accidental loss of text. In Mac mode only Mac line breaks are changed to two Unix line breaks.

macu2nix Convert file FILE and overwrite output to it. To check if dos2unix has support for preserving the user and group ownership of files type “dos2unix -V”.


In Mac mode line breaks are converted from Mac to Unix and vice versa. The conversion will be aborted when it is not possible to preserve the original values. With a TrueType font the text is displayed similar as with the “unicode” encoding.