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

Larry Hall (RFK Partners Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Fri Jan 9 11:09:00 GMT 1998


At 10:34 AM 1/8/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Maybe the reading operations could track what kind of
>line termination is being used on a file, then succeeding write operations
>could use the same style (unless overridden by the open() flags)?  That
>sounds weird...and probably unworkable...just food for thought.

Not necessarily.  Various programs do this, including vim and, I think, NTEmacs.

>How do the MS-land programs that understand both line terminations work?
>They probably just accept either on input, then do \r\n on output, right?

Precisely.


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