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Re: Patch suggestion for netcat-1.10.2 (ping Corinna)

Hi Dave,

On Jan 24 04:28, Dave Korn wrote:
>  I've got a small patch for netcat that gives it two new options (-D/-X) to 
> force dos or unix line ends when it's sending to the network.  This comes 
> in quite useful for things like HTTP and SMTP servers, since strict ones 
> only accept CRLF.  Default is to just behave as it does presently, and the 
> entire patch is wrapped in ifdef for good measure.  Dunno if you'll think 
> it's a good idea or not, but here it is for your entertainment.  Heh, I 
> didn't know whether to do a gnu-style changelog or one in the style of the 
> existing changelogs, so I did both.

I think we could try it with your patch.

I have just one problem.  I had to tweak the existing netcat package
only slightly to get cygwin support but I never got a reply from the
upstream maintainer.  So, perhaps we'll never get that upstream :-(


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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