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Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 00:38:02 -0500 (CDT)
From: Mumit Khan <khan AT NanoTech DOT Wisc DOT EDU>
To: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
Subject: Re: hybrid text/binary mount
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On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Chris Faylor wrote:

> I don't know if it helps but I keep meaning to point out that it is possible
> to actually mount *files* in binmode, too:
> 
> mount -b c:\blah\foo.zip /blah/foo.zip

This is really cool, and forgotten all about it! I need to now conjure up
a situation where I get to use this feature.

DJ's proposal of an "auto" mode sounds like a good compromise, where the 
user knows that Cygwin may guess incorrectly, but only when reading.

Regards,
Mumit


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