[OS X TeX] verbatim problems

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jul 5 23:49:20 EDT 2006

On Jul 5, 2006, at 10:44 PM, Jens Noeckel wrote:

> Or it's a problem with pre-OS X Mac line endings. If so, you could  
> modify the above perl script, but I'd suggest an easier way:
> Use the UNIX command "tr" to replace the special character ^M (or  
> 015) by UNIX line endings (012). The command for that would simply be
> tr "\015" "\012" < INTEXTFILE > OUTTEXTFILE
> where INTEXTFILE is the bad file and OUTTEXTFILE is the resulting  
> fixed version.
> I actually have this as a script called mac2unix, created  
> analogously to what David described. Its content is a bit shorter -
> #!/bin/csh
> tr "\015" "\012" < $1 > $2
> That's all - you'd invoke this with "mac2unix INTEXTFILE   
> OUTTEXTFILE" from the Terminal command line. I remember using this  
> a long time ago because TeX files from the old Mac OS were being  
> typeset under OS X as if each line were a separate paragraph... (or  
> something like that)... hope this helps with the verbatim problem,  
> too.
> OK - before sending this off I just checked if there's an _even_  
> more "user-friendly" solution because I recall that some people  
> seem to dislike the command line... And indeed, there is a bona  
> fide application that does this:
> LineBreak, from http://www.trancesoftware.com/software/linebreak/
> Have fun,
> Jens


Or... Copy those examples back out of your e-mail since I had no  
prolbem with them when I compled them. :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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