b20.1: binmode and pipes

John A. Turner john.turner@pobox.com
Tue Dec 8 02:14:00 GMT 1998

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> Yes, do the binary mounts! They simplify your work more than
> you think!
> You only have to convert your shell scripts. This is easy
> by using sed, awk, perl, gsar, or vi.

Yuck.  I agree with Earnie Boyd and the FAQ on this point.
The FAQ entry is:


see paragraph 5 in particular.

Earnie has spoken eloquently about this a surprising number
of times.  There's a summary in the Personal Reflections section
of his web site:


A few of his msgs saying basically the same thing from the


It looks like it's sort that's at fault in my case...

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