Bug#701588: vim not converting to unix

patrick295767 patrick295767 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 23:47:36 UTC 2013

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1
Severity: normal


I have a file with ^M

I run set ff=unix as below, and those chars are still there. even after

It could be nice that a function can do that ... a sort of embeeded call


here source:
  dos2unix is a commandline utility that will do this, or :%s/^M//g will
  if you use ctrl-v ctrl-m to input the ^M, or you can :set ff=unix and
  vim will do it for you.

  Docs on the 'fileformat' setting are here, and the vim wiki has a
  comprehensive page on line ending conversions.

  Alternately, if you move files back and forth a lot, you might not
  want to convert them, but rather to do :set ff=dos, so vim will know
  it's a DOS file and use DOS conventions for line endings.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1      2.2.49-4                    Access control list shared library
ii  libc6        2.11.3-3                    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgpm2      1.20.4-3.3                  General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5  5.7+20100313-5              shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libselinux1  2.0.96-1                    SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  vim-common   2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime  2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
pn  ctags                         <none>     (no description available)
pn  vim-doc                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  vim-scripts                   <none>     (no description available)

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