Problem with F:/ and /cygdrive/f/

Christopher Faylor
Fri Jan 12 10:55:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 12:33:25PM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>"Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" wrote:
>> At 11:54 AM 1/12/2001, Joey Mukherjee wrote:
>> >I have a program which works perfectly when I tell it to read from a file at
>> >/cygdrive/f/ .  However, when I set the directory to F:/, the program no
>> >longer works.
>> The output of cygcheck -s -r -v and a test case showing the problem would be
>> helpful.
>Not for this Larry.
>If you access a file via it's drive letter name, it will open it in text
>mode by default.  Chris, will adding binmode to CYGWIN help in this

Hmm.  Maybe.  I don't know for sure.

I'm not sure that I knew this either but now that I think of it, you're
probably right Earnie.  It's unfortunate and surprising behavior.  I'll
have to think about the best way to fix this.


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