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RE: Probably stupid question about line termination

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Benson Margulies
> > > Sent: 26 January 2004 18:00
> > > To: cygwin<at>cygwin<dot>com
> > > Subject: Probably stupid question about line termination
> > >
> > > However we set up the text mode with mount, files referenced
> > > with drive letters are being read with DOS line termination.
> > > Is there a way to control this?
> >
> >   Nope.  DOS device letters don't correspond to mountpoints.  The overall
> > default text/binary mode is set at install time, and can be varied on
> > different mountpoints, but since you aren't using a mountpoint to access the
> > drives, they get the default mode that you chose at install.
> Actually, IIRC, /cygdrive/* paths are always accessed in text mode,
> independent of what you set for the initial install.  The initial install
> setting simply sets the mode for the default mounts created by setup
> (i.e., "/", "/usr/bin", and "/usr/lib").
>         Igor

Hmm, I take that back.  /cygdrive is a pseudo-mount, and thus can have
text or binary mode setting...  The initial install controls the mode of
/cygdrive as well.  Files accessed via Win32 paths (e.g., "C:\CONFIG.SYS")
*will be* accessed in textmode.  Apologies for any confusion this may have

> >   Is there any reason you're forced to use drive letters, or can you just
> > make binary mode mountpoints to correspond with your drive letters?
> >
> >     cheers,
> >       DaveK

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