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How to make erb templates strip out carriage return characters

asked 2015-04-19 13:27:00 -0500

Gray Fox gravatar image

I'm working on Windows (using VMs) and I added some .sh scripts to provision, but they are all written with carriage return characters, which apparently really confuse bash, so when I try to run them I get strange errors like

syntax error near unexpected token `$'{\r''

Can I somehow tell puppet/ruby to strip out carriage returns when writing .sh files or .sh.erb files to the machine? I can configure my git and IDE to never use carriage return characters, but I would like to save my team the hassle of having to do the same.

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answered 2015-04-20 15:18:42 -0500

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I ended up crating a .gitattributes file with the following lines:

# Don't put carriage return inside .sh files because it corrupts them.
*.sh -crlf
*.sh.erb -crlf

Should be self-explanatory; it disables git's core.autocrlf config that's enabled on Windows by default.

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