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Re: Change Default Text File Format after installation

In the mount table.  See "man mount".  Google for "cygwin remount binary"
for a handy one-liner.

Thanks. The default mounts seem to be encoded in the Windows registry, as there is not fstab.

By "default mounts", do you mean the /cygdrive auto-mounts?

Yes, all mounts that are there after a fresh install of Cygwin.

It also seems I need to change the flags in a key named "cygdrive flags"
if I want to change the mount mode of auto-mounted drives. Is that

No, that is *NOT* correct. The mounts are stored in the registry *now*, but they aren't guaranteed to stay in the registry in the future. What is guaranteed, however, is that the "mount" command will *always* manipulate the mount table, wherever it's stored. Cygwin's "mount" is very different from the Linux "mount" -- you really should read the "mount" manpage.

Well, I only need a solution for my special case *now*, so it's okay for me if mounts are going to be stored anywhere else in the future. My problem is: I've set "Default Text File Format" to "Unix" during setup. Now I just want to change my Cygwin installation as if I had specified "DOS" instead.

The flags on the auto-mounted drives can be changed by setting them in
conjunction with the --change-cygdrive-prefix (-c) mount flag.  So, to
make them binary, just say

mount -sbc /cygdrive

Thanks. I've changed all my mounts to "textmode". What I don't get: If I now create a file using VIM and look at it afterwards using "od -c", it still contains \n instead of \r\n line ends. Why is that?

Sebastian Schuberth

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