Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/24/09:54:29

From: cgf AT cygnus DOT com (Christopher Faylor)
Subject: Re: Answer to your text == binary question
24 Jan 1999 09:54:29 -0800 :
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To: jeffdbREMOVETHIS AT goodnet DOT com, cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 07:08:20AM +0000, Mikey wrote:
>Chris /dev/hd[a-z][1-8] IS a device ;-)

I completely agree.  If you are referencing the disk as a raw device
then it should follow CYGWIN=[no]binmode rules.

>new automounts should default to whatever text/binary mode is set with
>[no]binmode, if '/' isn't already mounted.

It'll be really tough not to have '/' mounted if you are already at the
point where you're referencing automounts.

>Obviously if someone sets nobinmode in their global configuration they
>wouldn't want binary mounts.

I'm not sure what global configuration means in this context.

>otherwise default to the '/' mode

I don't think this is desireable.  It just adds another layer of obfuscation.


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