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carriage-return-line-feed

The given control file uses CRLF as line terminator instead of the traditional UNIX LF terminator. Since some tools were only designed with the UNIX end-of-line terminators in mind, it is possible that they misbehave or lead to unexpected results.

Running the following command against the given file removes any CR character in the file:

sed -i 's/\r//g' path/to/file

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/line-separators.

Visibility: error

Renamed from:
  • control-file-with-CRLF-EOLs

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