1.5.24: incorrect default behavior of dd in popen context on text-mounted filesystem

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Jul 25 15:33:00 GMT 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 10:19:49AM -0400, hsw@hodain.net wrote:
>Eric Blake writes:
>> According to Hugh Secker-Walker on 7/24/2007 9:48 AM:
>> > Firstly, a thank you to Eric Blake for his quick response to the
>> > dd problem we uncovered yesterday.
>> ...
>> Why not also thank cgf, who uploaded a fixed gzip yesterday?
>> Because of his fix, this should now work:
>> popen("gzip > popenbug.out.gz", "w")
>Yes, in my rush to try out the modified dd I did not notice that cgf
>had quietly fixed the binary issue in gzip.  So, thank you to cgf for
>so quickly fixing the original problem.

It wasn't "quietly":


You just weren't paying attention.

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