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Re: less.exe v481-1 cannot seek to EOF in CRLF file; current cygwin32, Win10 only.
- From: "KARL BOTTS" <kdbotts at usa dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:19:16 -0600
- Subject: Re: less.exe v481-1 cannot seek to EOF in CRLF file; current cygwin32, Win10 only.
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> > please reply on the list
> > and Bottom post please.
> > On 22/01/2016 16:26, KARL BOTTS wrote:
> > >> How largish ?
> > >
> > > Any size larger than a few meg. That is, any size that takes more than
> > > milliseconds to seek to the end, I think.
> > We will need someone with W10 to test it and confirm it.
> > On W7 I have no issue at all with 250MB file
> Tested on W10-64-cygwin-32 and a 207M-file, dos and unix-endings: both
> behave the same, i.e. no error when pressing 'G' and display the last
> line. Was that the question?
> cygwin 2.2.1, less 481
I have reproduced on Win7, same exact cygwin, same exact symptom.
OK, that you guys can't reproduce suggests that there is something special
about my cygwin installation.
What is special, I suspect, is that I have not actually recreated it in many
years: I just update it, and copy the whole thing from machine to machine. (I
described this in the attachment to my original email.) That has worked well
for a long time -- it is much easier and more consistent than running
setup.exe on many machines. But I suspect it has broken down. Somehow, I may
have old libs or old config files mixed with new. (This last update, from 1.7
to 2.3, is clearly a big one.)
So, I will re-install cygwin from scratch on one machine, this weekend.
In the meantime, put this bug report on hold. Thanks to all of you.
I will let the list know how this comes out.
Karl Botts, firstname.lastname@example.org
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