Re: AMBER: Difficulty loading a pdb file (Modified by Kara Di Giorgio)

From: Knut Langsetmo <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 15:55:56 -0400

the problem is in the original use of "textedit". the standard end
of line
character in a mac is the carriage return character (which will show up
on the unix side as ^M), while in unix uses a line feed (dos/win uses
a carriage return-line feed pair). so the suggestion to use the command
dos2unix will not work in this case. there are many ways to deal
with it.
the simple command "tr '\r' '\n' < macfile.txt > unixfile.txt" should
alternatively, you can use vi, and change from <cr>(mac) to <lf> (unix):
:set fileformat=unix

or to change back the other way:
:set fileformat=mac

it also works for windoz land:
:set fileformat=dos

  and to tell the difference:
set statusline=%<%f%h%m%r%=%{&ff}\ %l,%c%V\ %P

but my favorite is to use a different text editor in the first
place. some free
alternatives for the mac running osx are alphax (my favorite, mostly
it was my first), and subethaedit (probably currently the best)


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