[Trlog] Line endings in *.dom files

Carolyn Gyger pinkchicken at cox.net
Mon Jul 11 13:46:27 EDT 2005

It isn't working for me yet. I now have 3 versions of IARUHQ.DOM. One has 
lines ending in 0D 0A, one ending in 0D 0D, and one ending with just 0D.POST 
terminates as soon as I hit "Y" to proceed irregardless of which version of 
the .DOM file I use. The files are all in the same directory as my CONFIG 
and DAT files (IARU05.CFG and IARU05.DAT), and POST picks up IARU05.DAT 
just fine. The dupe check works great, but the mult check still terminates 

With only a few Qs I can do this one by hand, but it is worrisome for other 
contests and the IARU next year. I've done all the tricks I know with my hex 
editor, so I would sure appreciate some help. Thanks.

Carolyn K0AN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Kirley" <pkirley at fuse.net>
To: <trlog at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 11:15 AM
Subject: [Trlog] Line endings in *.dom files

>I also had "too many mults" when using POST after the IARU HF event.  The 
>file IARUHQ.DOM was suspected to be the problem source.
> Tree sed:
>> Is there the possibility of missing carriage returns in the file?
>> Maybe line feeds only?
> Jim VE7FO sed:
>> I had a look at the file with a hex editor and, indeed, every line ended
> in 0A (LF) instead of 0D (CR).  I replaced all the 0A's with 0D's and
> the problem is solved.
> Because I have a hex viewer but lack a hex editor, and so the ability to 
> replicate VE7FO's solution, I investigated further.
> Using Notepad to create a small text file by typing, and then viewing the 
> result in hex, I verified that the standard Windows line ending in hex is 
> "0D 0A" (without the quotes).  I usually edit *.dom files in Windows, but 
> most of my edits are to true domestic files that don't get mult checked.
> My copy of IARUHQ.DOM (which generates the error message) also has line 
> endings of "0D 0A".
> My experiments with Word and other Windows editors have all failed to get 
> rid of the terminal "0A" character.  Doubling the "^p" paragraph symbol in 
> Word produced "0D 0A 0D 0A" (to give "0A 0D" as the middle characters), 
> but that didn't help.
> Is it possible that POST is looking for the non-Windows line ending of 
> "0D" (or "0D 0D" as in VE7FO's edited version)?  Or might the problem be 
> caused because the Windows ending "0A" effectively becomes the first 
> character of the next line?
> 73, Paul W8TM
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