UNIX Files


Most UNIX files you deal with will be mainly TEXT files. In UNIX, you will seldom have to deal with fancy fonts, page margins, or other considerations that are common on Macintosh or UNIX files.

UNIX Files are different from DOS and especially Macintosh Files.

Filetype

End Of Line Marker for TEXT files

DOS

Carriage Return and Line Feed

Macintosh

Line Feed

UNIX

Carriage Return

Thus, when moving files between machines, you have to convert the file from one format to another. Usually, the "ftp" program will handle this conversion.

Binary files are substantially different between UNIX, DOS and Macintosh files. Macintosh files are composed of two parts, a Data fork and a Resource fork. While you can use a Macintosh to manipulate UNIX files, using UNIX commands to manipulate Macintosh files will usually affect only the Data fork. Manipulating only half of a Macintosh file will damage the file.

 

Viewing UNIX files

Printing UNIX Files

Editing UNIX Files

 


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