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Re: shopt igncr not working

On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 07:45:47PM -0700, Rob Walker wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 01:20:22PM -0700, Rob Walker wrote:
>>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 03:17:02PM +0300, Antti Tyrv?inen wrote:
>>>>>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.
>>>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?
>>So, why were you asking for help if you weren't going to actually avail
>>yourself of it?
>Don't get me wrong.  Cygwin's the best Linux-like environment I've ever 
>used.  Barring a fix, a workaround is what I'll employ if possible.  But 
>each workaround adds to the tribal knowledge base, making Cygwin harder 
>to sell to my teams.  Up until recently I'd tell them to just "go get 
>the latest Cygwin" and everything will work.

Sorry.  I thought you were the person who was asking for help.  Checking
the thread in the archives, I see that you weren't.

I hope that the OP will avail himself of my advice.


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