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Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 12:21:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
Reply-To: earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com
Subject: Re: hybrid text/binary mount
To: DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com>, cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
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--- DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com> wrote:
> 
> Hey, I've got an idea.  How about a mount mode where files opened for
> reading do CR/LF conversion *if* they look like text files (i.e. no
> binary characters, all CR/LF are part of CR/LF pair), and files open
> for writing always write files in binary mode.
> 
> Of course, programs that specify text or binary would get what they
> wanted.

I had suggested this earlier.  I'm cleaning up a patch I did for bash and ash
that will convert \r to \n for scripts but if this is done it would make my
bash and ash patches needless.


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