Emacs: Convert File Line Ending 🚀

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's emacs command that convert file line endings (Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS 9), on current file, or marked files in dired in batch.

put this in your Emacs Init File:

(defun xah-change-file-line-ending-style (Files Style)
  "Change current file or `dired' marked file's newline convention.

When called in lisp, Style is one of 'unix 'dos 'mac or any of accepted emacs coding system. See `list-coding-systems'.

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    (if (eq major-mode 'dired-mode)
      (list buffer-file-name))
    (let ((completion-ignore-case t)
           '(("Linux/MacOSX/Unix" . unix)
             ("Windows" . dos)
             ("MacOS9" . mac)))
      (setq xstyle (completing-read "Line ending:" xmenu nil t nil nil (caar xmenu)))
      (cdr (assoc xstyle xmenu)))))
   (lambda (x) (xah-convert-file-coding-system x Style))
(defun xah-convert-file-coding-system (Fpath Coding-System)
  "Convert file's encoding.
 Fpath is full path to file.
 Coding-System is one of 'unix 'dos 'mac or any of accepted emacs coding system. See `list-coding-systems'.

If the file is already opened, it will be saved after this command.

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  (let (
        (xbufferOpened-p (get-file-buffer Fpath)))
    (if xbufferOpened-p
        (with-current-buffer xbufferOpened-p
          (if (string-match (concat (symbol-name Coding-System) "$")
                            (symbol-name buffer-file-coding-system))
              (set-buffer-file-coding-system Coding-System)
      (with-temp-file Fpath
        (insert-file-contents Fpath)
        (if (string-match (concat (symbol-name Coding-System) "$")
                          (symbol-name buffer-file-coding-system))
            (set-buffer-file-coding-system Coding-System)))))))

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