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Re: Why doesn't NetBSD recognize my entries in /etc/hosts?

On 18 September 2015 at 03:29, Eric Haszlakiewicz <> wrote:
> On 9/17/2015 1:32 PM, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
>> On 16 September 2015 at 23:13, Matt Sporleder <>
>> wrote:
>>> Show us a sample hosts entry and the full output of your ping, please.
>> Ok, this is not necessary now.
>> For some reasons, I have redone the whole process today and the
>> entries were correctly redirected to as expected.
>> There must have been a file corruption when downloading the file from:
>> The first time I just downloaded it with wget.
>> Now I have selected all text and copied it into leafpad, then moved it
>> to /etc/hosts.
>> There might have been some extra line feed that could have prevented
>> the file from being parsed correctly.
> Yep, there definitely are carriage returns (not line feeds), but it's not
> file corruption, it's just a MS Windows style text file.
> If you open it in vi you'll clearly see all the "^M"'s at the end of each
> line.
> Assuming you'll want to fetch an updated copy of that file in the future,
> you can automatically trim those off with something like this:
> ftp -o - | tr -d '\r' > hosts.txt
> (wget should work too, but NetBSD's ftp does what you need without any extra
> packages)

Thank you for the tip. I've bookmarked it for the future.


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