My Rails working on a Linux system and a client access this server from Windows. The client inputs something in a text area and click submit, in the server side, it put the input into a file. The problem is that at the end of each line in the file, there is a "^M". How can I avoid this? I use File.puts method to write to the file. thanks.
on 2009-03-10 01:43
on 2009-03-10 20:57
This is related to the fact that on *nix the default end of line character is \n, and on windows, it's \r\n (note that this is not Ruby specific, but platform specific - Ruby is just following along). There's a utility on unixes called unix2dos which you can use to substitute all \n characters to \r\n, or if you need to stay in Ruby- land, use gsub with something like gsub!(/\n/,"\r\n"). Hope that helps, -H