Re: Problem using all satellite file with Skymap

From: Ralph McConahy (
Date: Tue May 02 2006 - 08:24:33 EDT

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    Tony Beresford wrote:
    >Ralph, sorry to correct you but at the bottom of the download bulk file page
    >is a note saying the compressed files ARE in DOS format,
    >and unix [linux ]users should use dos2unix to convert the decompressed file
    >I checked out my latest download and it is got ascii 13,10 pairs at end of line.
    I was in the process of writing back saying that I see it in unix format, but did a quick test first. Here's the deal: Both the Catalog file and the Alldata file on SpaceTrack are in .gz format. If I use a recent version of WinZip, I get a DOS text file as the unzipped output (older versions of WinZip did not convert gz files). Out of habit, I sometimes uncompress the file using a DOS program named gzip.exe, which puts the output in unix format. So, you are correct. It was the utility that I was using that was causing the unix format, not the original file. Sorry for the confusion.
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