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

Other ways to get rid of the CRs are the "dos2unix" filter and opening
in vim, setting :set fileformat=unix and saving.

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Ottavio Caruso
<> wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Ottavio

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