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Re: mounts, ls, and filename completion
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: mounts, ls, and filename completion
- From: cgf at cygnus dot com (Christopher G. Faylor)
- Date: 23 Aug 1998 00:24:50 GMT
- Newsgroups: cygnus.gnu-win32
- Organization: Cygnus Solutions
- References: <199808201932.VAA07488@weiser.saale-net.de>, <email@example.com>
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Larry Hall <email@example.com> wrote:
>At 07:32 PM 8/20/98 GMT, Michael Weiser wrote:
>Personally, I agree with Earnie. I don't see any reason why pipes, etc
>need to be text mode. Anyway, at the moment, we're stuck with what comes
>from Cygnus by default, which means pipes are text mode. Assuming that
>we will not get agreement on the subject of making pipes binary for good,
>I think a switch would be the next best alternative (perhaps the current
>binmode switch could be used?) However, currently with the source
>distributed with b19.x, pipes ARE text. There is no facility for making
>them binary. It is hard-coded. I'll make a change to the bash source to
>check the binmode switch if nobody objects that this is bad pragmatically...
I wouldn't bother. In the next release of cygwin, the pipe() function will
honor the CYGWIN32=[no]binmode automatically.
I'll try taking the setmode out of bash and see if anyone hollers here.
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