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Re: Using windows text mode without setup.exe
On Apr 9 20:43, Dave Korn wrote:
> David Dyck wrote on 09 April 2008 20:37:
> > On Wed, 9 Apr 2008 at 11:51 -0700, mjumbe@... wrote:
> >> .... The application needs read from and write to files in
> >> text mode (i.e. using CRLF format). This works fine on my development
> >> machine, because I can just use the Cygwin setup program to specify
> >> the Windows text mode as default. However, when I package up my
> >> distribution with the Cygwin dll and install it elsewhere, the program
> >> writes UNIX linefeeds.
> > http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-textbinary.html
> > In the open() function call, binary mode can be specified with the
> > flag O_BINARY and text mode with O_TEXT.
> Alternatively, if you don't want to go through your application fixing the
> file open calls, you can just link it against textmode.o, which will cause all
> your files to be opened in textmode by default. See also
Alternatively, consider *NOT* to ship the Cygwin DLL with your
application, and if you do, please test if a normal Cygwin release is
already installed on the machine and use it if it exists instead of
installing your own Cygwin DLL. Otherwise your users will have trouble
no end. Also, keep in mind that this mailing list will not support your
users which have trouble with multiple Cygwin DLL installations. It's
not supported. If possible, don't do it.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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