[mrtg] cfgmaker script gives ^M

Geba, Scott Scott_Geba at cable.comcast.com
Thu Nov 1 21:18:44 CET 2007

Thank you very much... and yes, I am ashamed. But all of my ip lists are
in excel and I'm pretty bad in vi



From: derek.winkler at algorithmics.com
[mailto:derek.winkler at algorithmics.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 4:10 PM
To: Geba, Scott; mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: RE: [mrtg] cfgmaker script gives ^M


Open your scripts with vi using the -b option for binary.


You should then be able to see the ^M characters.


Then use the vi command




to remove the ^M characters.


For the ^V ^M press and hold Ctrl then press the character at the same


Shame on you for creating unix scripts with notepad.



From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch
[mailto:mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Geba, Scott
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:45 PM
To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: [mrtg] cfgmaker script gives ^M

I'm running cfgmaker through a script set in crontab to run once a week
to discover new interfaces, etc. I had this set up for about 5 devices
and it worked great. I recently created a few more scripts with about 30
or so devices each in them, when they are run the last device has a ^M
in it that causes a carriage return and needless to say, messes it up
pretty bad. I created the scripts in notepad in windows and copied them
over the server, figuring this was the issue I opened them up in vi to
try and remove the ^M but there was none. I even overwrote the last few
parts of the line to see if the ^M would get overwritten, no luck. Now
when the scripts run I get a ^M on every script for the last device. It
inserts itself after the ip address so it all looks like this:



_Gi8_24]: #Gi8/24:public at^M



Again, this only happens for the last device in my list of ip's. Any



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