Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/24/10:07:36

From: cgf AT cygnus DOT com (Christopher Faylor)
Subject: Re: Answer to your text == binary question
24 Jan 1999 10:07:36 -0800 :
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To: "cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com" <cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com>,
"'Pierre A. Humblet'" <Pierre DOT Humblet AT eurecom DOT fr>

On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 10:12:24AM -0500, Sergey Okhapkin wrote:
>Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>> I assume there WILL BE a clear and convenient way to change the mode
>> after the default automount has taken place.

I'm not quite sure what is being asked for here.  If you have a default
the only way to override it is to do something specific like mount the

Or, you can remote using a different automount prefix and a different mode.

>What about something like "mount -b /", "mount -t /dev/fd0"? Note missing 
>win32path argument - this case mount command must just change a type of an 
>existing mount point.

mount -t \\.\a: /dev/fd0

should work fine.  Assuming I've got the \\ syntax right.

I'm having a really hard time understanding why this topic generates so
much controversy.  All we have to do is set up a simple set of rules and
stick with them.

Just to reiterate.  I know that previous releases have had problems with
consistent binmode behavior.  I have tried, in recent snapshots, to make
this all behave the way I've outlined in previous email.


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