Category : Files from Magazines
Archive   : APR91.ZIP
Filename : CRNL.C

Output of file : CRNL.C contained in archive : APR91.ZIP
* crnl.c: Convert ASCII files in CR-NL (DOS) format to NL-only (UNIX) format.
* usage: crnl filename(s)
* Compile:
* cc crnl.c -o crnl
* Written by Leor Zolman, 4/92/92, for inclusion with R&D Publications'
* CUJ and Windows/DOS code disk archives on UUNET. Since these archives
* are stored in MS-DOS file format, use this program to convert
* individual text files into Unix text format.
* DOS-format files are replaced with their UNIX-format equivalents.
* I don't bother saving the original; if you want to preserve the
* original files, make copies before running crnl on them.


main(argc, argv)
int argc;
char **argv;
FILE *fp, *fpo;
int i, ch;
char *tmpname;
char command[100];

if (argc < 2)
exit(fprintf(stderr, "usage: %s filename(s)\n", argv[0]));
tmpname = tmpnam(NULL);

for (i = 1; i < argc; i++)
if ((fp = fopen(argv[i], "r")) == NULL)
fprintf(stderr, "%s: Can't open %s for input.\n",
argv[0], argv[i]);

printf("Converting %s...", argv[i]);

if ((fpo = fopen(tmpname, "w")) == NULL)
fprintf(stderr, "%s: Can't open temp file %s for writing.\n",
argv[0], tmpname);

while ((ch = getc(fp)) != EOF)
if (ch != '\r')
putc(ch, fpo);

if (fclose(fpo))
exit(fprintf(stderr, "%s: error closing temp file %s.\n",
argv[0], tmpname));


sprintf(command, "cp %s %s", tmpname, argv[i]);
if (system(command))
exit(fprintf(stderr, "%s: error copying %s to %s.",
argv[0], tmpname, argv[i]));


  3 Responses to “Category : Files from Magazines
Archive   : APR91.ZIP
Filename : CRNL.C

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: