[texhax] Migrating from Windows to Mac

Oleg Katsitadze olegkat at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 02:53:52 CET 2009

Hi Tom,

On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:34:31 +0100, Tom Backer Johnsen <backer at psych.uib.no> said:
> I am in the process of migrating from Windows XP to a MacBook Pro
> (Snow Leopard), and have simply copied a number of files from the
> Windows XP machine to the Mac Via an external hard disk and a memory
> stick. I then find that files which compile (to PDF) perfectly OK on
> the Windows machine give me an error message on the very first line,
> the \documentclass one gives me an error message: undefined control
> sequence.

This is probably a line endings problem.  There must be a program on
your system which converts the line endings, try fromdos, dos2unix,
flip, toix.


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