"od" wrong line endings and byte count

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes sthoenna@efn.org
Mon Jan 3 01:16:00 GMT 2005


On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 05:58:47PM -0600, "Gary R. Van Sickle" wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 05:27:45PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > > On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 12:34:03PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
> > > >This means that when a cygwin program reads a file with 
> > CRLF endings 
> > > >it is translated to LF line endings that all unix tools 
> > expect.  You 
> > > >want binary mounts if this is not what you desire.  See 
> > the FAQ for 
> > > >more info...
> > > 
> > > I think that this is a regression of "od", though.  It 
> > probably should 
> > > use binmode by default.
> > 
> > I would tend to agree, but how would you change this default 
> > if desired?
> >
> 
> ?  By one of the two ways God intended when he gave Moses POSIX:
> 
> 1. O_BINARY
> 2. "rb"

Umm, that's not what I think of as "by default".  I call that
"hardcoded".  "Default" implies to me the possibility of changing
without recompile/relink.

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