Setting CYGWIN=nobinmode fixes some things, breaks others

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Mon Jan 22 18:52:00 GMT 2001

At 08:51 PM 1/22/2001, David M. Karr wrote:
>I've got Cygwin configured with Unix text mode.  I'm using non-cygwin
>NTEmacs and NT ClearCase.  I've got most things working reasonably
>However, I noticed that when I filter a region in Emacs with
>"shell-command-on-region", to, say, "sort", the resulting output has
>^Ms on each line.
>I thought I'd solved this by setting the envvar "CYGWIN" to
>"nobinmode".  This fixed this problem, however, it then caused other
>even worse behavior.  I have some Perl code that communicates through
>pipes to a "cleartool" process.  With this change, I find that reads
>on output for simple cleartool commands block forever.  I don't know
>why this is happening.  The only way to fix this is to go back to no
>CYGWIN setting.
>Is this simply another result of the fact that NTEmacs isn't built
>with Cygwin?  I would guess that NTEmacs doesn't build out of the box
>with Cygwin.  Is it really the case that going to Cygwin-built XEmacs
>will fix these problems and not load me up with other unexpected

Should help.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.            
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