Download of file with UNIX line termination results in file with DOS line termination




14 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: lispmeister, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050601 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050601 Firefox/1.0.4

Using Firefox to download a file (see example URL) via ftp changes the line
termination from UNIX to DOS. Trying to run such a shell script will result in
obscure error messages due to the DOS line termination. The broken file can be
fixed by using the following one liner "recode MSDOS..Latin-1". Fetching the example file using wget results in a correct

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fetch the example URL
2. Try to run the script with "sh"

Actual Results:  
The SH command cannot execute a file with DOS line termination under Linux.

Expected Results:  
Preserved the UNIX line termination.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED


11 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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