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AR# 42963

Project Navigator - Macintosh files not recognized correctly in Project Navigator due to line endings


Using Macintosh edited files in Project Navigator does not work as expected. VHD files produce Syntax errors and are not resolved correctly.

ISE software will import the file and show the entity in the hierarchy, but the underlying modules or components will not be shown.


This is due to the line endings in the Macintosh file.

Macintosh is not a supported OS for Xilinx ISE tools and this flow is not supported. However, it is possible to convert the files into a supported format using the following commands.
  1. On Windows or Linux, Perl can be used as follows:
    perl -pi.bak -e "s/\r/\n/g" filename.vhd
  2. On Linux, you can alternatively do the following:
    cat filename.vhd | tr '\r' '\n' > new_filename.vhd

AR# 42963
Date Created 02/03/2012
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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