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bug with cat and backticks? (was: bug with built-in ...)
- From: Norton Allen <allen at huarp dot harvard dot edu>
- To: cygwin list <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:00:21 -0500
- Subject: bug with cat and backticks? (was: bug with built-in ...)
According to Norton Allen on 1/28/2007 1:08 PM:
I'm wondering if the problem I am seeing is from the same source. I find
that 'apachectl stop' no longer works since a recent cygwin update. I
can see that the PIDFILE is being written with a \r\n line ending.
'apachectl stop' then reads the file with
cat is not a bash builtin, so no this is not the same problem. Are you
running a script with CRLF line endings on a binary mount? If so, read
the announcment, and use d2u on your script.
No, this is a text mount:
d:\Data on /Data type user (textmode)
Cygwin> cd /Data
Cygwin> echo hello >test.txt
Cygwin> xxd test.txt
0000000: 6865 6c6c 6f0d 0a hello..
Cygwin> foo=`cat test.txt`
Cygwin> echo "'$foo'"
Note the trailing quote is missing because of in intervening CR. It
seems that the discussion of confusion about whether a program should be
in text mode or binary mode when pipes are involved would still be
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