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

Larry Hall lhall@rfk.com
Sun Jan 11 15:55:00 GMT 1998


Michael Hirmke wrote:
> 
> Larry Hall (RFK Partners Inc) [lhall@rfk.com] wrote:
> 
> [...]
> >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.
> 
> Nope, vim for example reads files in "textmode" or "notextmode" and
> also writes them in the same manner. This is true for the Cygnus
> compiled vim and for the VC++ compiled one under Windows.
> Otherwise you would destroy all your Unix style line breaks, when
> reading and writing a file with it.
> 
> >
> >
> >Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
> 
> Bye.
> Michael.
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Michael,

This is taken out of context.  vim works as you describe however I
was not insinuating that vim worked as "MS-land" programs.  I was 
considering the original poster's definition of "MS-land" programs
as native Win32 programs and not ports of software to this platform
or others.  If anyone else got the impression I meant otherwise, 
please accept my apologies.


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