What I'm looking to do is open a thunar window that has root privileges (for copying files to /etc, for examlple) inside a normal user's session.
The other part is this:
I'm working from a Microsoft box. You'll recall that lines in text files are terminated with CR+LF -- think "DOS text" --, whereas on a unix or Linux machine, NL (or LF, if you must) ends a line. Not sure it's required anymore, but it's certainly appropriate to convert the CRLF "newlines" to NL newlines before leaving the file or script to run on the VL machine.
In DOS or CMD, I can execute "type unixfile.txt > dosfile.txt" to convert NL to CRLF. I wanted to know if doing the same thing with "cat" would convert dostext to NL, or learn a good, simple way to accomplish it.
We're working with the lower half of the charsets, so charset's not a problem. Besides native, I have ANSI and UTF-8 if it becomes relevant.
If someone wants to experiment, a short dostext file is attached. You might need a hex editor to see the difference, but I think ViM or nano will at least show a difference.
Thanks for your help.