file contains ^M characters for binmode mount

lau bella
Tue Apr 23 00:15:00 GMT 2002

Hi all,

I installed Cygwin 1.3.10 in another w2k machine (
this time i installed in w2k professional). I used
"unix format" to install. All mount point are in

c:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
c:\cygwin\lib on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
c: on /cygdrive/c type system (binmode)

As I want to simpify the problem to see whether it
related to "binmode" or not, i installed cygwin in c:\
cygwin and use c:\cygwin\home as home directory.

I run the perl (/usr/bin/perl) script again, 
1. I use "vi output_file", i cannot see ^M at the end
of each line. But at the bottom of screen, i see 

"fileabc" [dos format] 3 lines, 209 characters

2. When i use "cat -v output_file", ^M are contain at
the end of each lines.

3. When i use "od -c output_file", "\r\n" conatin at
the end of each lines.

4. When i run "dos2unix output_file", the file size

I would like the output file should be in UNIX format.
Would you mind give me some
suggestion. Thanks for your kindly help.


>> In w2k advanced server (Service Pack 2), i have
>>drive c:, d:, e:, f:. In cygwin, the default mount :

>>d:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode) 
>>d:\cygwin on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
>>c:\ on  /cygdrive/c type system (textmode) 
>>d:\ on /cygdrive/d type system (textmode) 
>>e:\ on /cygdrive/e type system (textmode) 
>>f:\ on /cygdrive/f type system (textmode)

>>I set CYGWIN=ntsec in system environment and

>>Cygwin is installed in d:\.
>>I make home directory in f:\. The following actions
are done in f:\ :
>>1. I have a perl script which will generate a output
file. I use perl complier provided by Cygwin
(/usr/perl) to run the perl script. The file size of
the output file decrease when i run "dos2unix". Thus,
i think the output file is in DOS format (with ^M
control character). 

>> 2. I use Cygwin ftp server to ftp file from PC (say
w2k professional) to the w2k Server f:\. The file size
decrease when i run "dos2unix" command. i use ascii
mode to ftp.

>>3. When i use "vi" to create file in cygwin and run
dos2unix, the file size is NOT change.

>>I think i miss some setting in Cygwin, so the files
point 1 and 2 are in DOS format, but not for point 3. 

>>Do i need to change mount point e.g. (f:\) to
>>how to do it ? 

>>thanks a lot :-) 


>On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 11:29:44AM +0800, lau bella

>mount --help


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