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Re: shopt igncr not working
Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 03:17:02PM +0300, Antti Tyrv?inen wrote:Saying cygwin's bash wasn't designed to handle CRLF is a lot like saying
that cygwin's bash (as previously released all these years) wasn't
designed to work with the rest of Windows. This might actually be the
case, but I don't understand the point. If you don't want to work with
Windows, why release for Windows?
Installed latest cygwin and I met problems with bash and scripts which are in DOS format.
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.1.17(9)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
I read the mailing lists and I also tried to add ' shopt -s igncr;#' in the beginning of the script, but it didn't work. In my opinion, this is bad solution if I have to edit all my existing scripts.
All works fine with bash 3.1.6.
What I should do?
a) install bash 3.1.6 and wait for new
b) install bash 3.1.9. and convert all my scripts to UNIX format
b), i.e., use the tool the way it was designed to be used.
Many, many other cross-platform products make allowances for CRLF
(version control systems are a prime example) to maximize compatibility,
and thereby their usefulness, on Windows. Cygwin's recent changes (with
make and bash) here has put a real crimp in my plans to depend on cygwin
for a portable build environment.
Just curious, is there a goal or strategy that drives changes like this?
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