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Re: [vox-tech] Problems with missing 'missing' file
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Re: [vox-tech] Problems with missing 'missing' file

Quoting Eric Lin (notapplicable.haha@gmail.com):

> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 03:43:54PM -0700, Cam Ellison wrote:
> > I'm trying to compile a firmware flashing app (I have a MultiTech modem 
> > with a motorboating problem, and the firmware upgrade is said to be the 
> > answer) and keep running into the same error.  The app was developed for 
> > OSX, but the notes say it will run on Linux.
> > I have seen a suggestion that running dos2unix will deal with those 
> > $'\r' lines, but dos2unix thinks it's a binary file.
> I downloaded the source for this app and ran dos2unix on all the files.
> Afterward, I had to modify a few of the source files' headers to get it
> to actually compile. Also, I have automake-1.11, but make wanted
> automake-1.10 and aclocal-1.10, so I just made symlinks in my ~/bin
> folder.

You know, it's really worthwhile getting to know how to do
search/replace for such problems within vim.  For one thing, if you try
such a change and it doesn't seem to have worked correctly, you can just
do 'u' to undo, and try to refine your change.

In this case, something like 


is probably all you needed.  That's

:  enters ex-type command mode
%  sets scope to all lines
s  search & replace
/  delimiter ahead of spec to search for
\r spec to search for
/  delimiter behind spec to search for and ahead of replacement spec
/  delimiter behind replacement spec (i.e., replacement spec is null, here)
g  and make the change globally, not just once.

You can of course do the same operation in 'sed', but doing it inside
the vim buffer gives you that ever-handy quick reversion.

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