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+This is an update of Benjamin Lin's implementations of dos2unix and
+unix2dos. Benjamin Lin's implementations of dos2unix and unix2dos
+are part of several Linux distributions such as RedHat, Fedora, Suse,
+Gentoo and some others. On Slackware one finds fromdos and todos but
+these implementations are not included. This update includes all RedHat
+patches and fixes several other problems.
+These implementations of dos2unix and unix2dos have been modelled after
+dos2unix/unix2dos under SunOS/Solaris. They have similar conversion
+modes, namely ascii, 7bit and iso. The first versions were made by
+John Birchfield in 1989, and in 1995 rewritten from scratch by Benjamin
+Lin. Mac to Unix conversion was added by Bernd Johannes Wuebben in 1998,
+Unix to Mac by Erwin in 2010.
+ Native language support: Dutch, English, Esperanto, German, Spanish.
+ Automatically skips binary and non-regular files In-place, paired,
+ or stdio mode conversion. Keep original file dates option. 7-bit and
+ iso conversion modes like SunOS dos2unix.
+Dos2Unix includes: dos2unix - DOS/MAC to UNIX text file format converter
+unix2dos - UNIX to DOS/MAC text file format converter