Why text=binary mounts (Re: Gnu-win32 (b18), coolview and NTEmacs)

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Jan 7 14:50:00 GMT 1998


On 07-Jan-1998, Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Scott Blachowicz <sab@seanet.com>
> >So, why IS it that the coolview code requires text=binary mode mounts
> >anyways?
> 
> Let me remind you that the purpose of the cygnus gnu-win32 project is to 
> port UNIX code.  Most of the UNIX world programs choke on the \r\n 
> combination.  Therefore text=binary is the easiest solution.

I think you misspelt "work-around".

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