If you have transferred a file from MS Windows to FreeBSD, you might find
the file looks like this:
<title>The FreeBSD Diary -- Article Maintenance</title>^M
<meta name="description" content="BLANK">^M
<meta name="keywords" content="FreeBSD">^M
That "^M" is control-M, which is a carriage return, and is not
needed in Unix file systems. To remove this extra character, run the following
perl -pi -e "s:^V^M::g" <filenames>
where ^V is actually control-V and ^M is actually control-M (you must type these
yourself, don't just copy and paste this command). Control-V will not be displayed
on your screen.
<filenames> is the list of files to be converted.
NOTE: I'm told that if you use ASCII mode to transfer your files, this problem won't