Re: [Rd] dos-style line endings in .Rbuildignore result in files not being excluded

From: Sebastian P. Luque <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:09:32 -0500

On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:46:36 -0400,
Nathan Coulter <> wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

>> But to the point: how often do people get DOS-style files on a
>> Unix-alike? You have to work pretty hard to do this, and there comes
>> a point at which complicating R to workaround wrongly encoded files
>> is not worth the trouble. Let's see if anyone else reports having
>> done this.

> In my experience, this is a common occurrence.

I think so too. Too often I get files from other people that were encoded in different systems, so EOL can be a source of grief. Most of the time they are DOS (M$), so I got in the habit of using the tofromdos tools for DOS <-> Unix EOL issues because this is a problem I'd rather fix for the whole file system, rather than a particular task in R.


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