Problem with -i ignore-file option in version 6.9 ptx in cygwin environment

Christopher Faylor
Sun Oct 14 15:33:00 GMT 2007

On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 08:18:19AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
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>According to Graig on 10/14/2007 7:51 AM:
>> The message below generated an email thread amongst the gnu folks,
>to which, I reiterate what I said in that thread:
>>I maintain the cygwin port of coreutils.  Cygwin's philosophy is a bit
>>different from some of the other ports to windows: when using binary
>>mounts, cygwin's goal is to behave like Linux.  Since ptx on Linux has
>>the same behavior in treating \r literally, that is why I have made no
>>effort for cygwin to behave any differently when you are using a cygwin
>>binary mount.  Put another way, the fact that you use a binary mount on
>>cygwin is an agreement on your part to use files that are
>>binary-compatible with Linux (ie no \r line endings), and tools like
>>d2u should be used to convert problem files on a cygwin binary mount.
>>On the other hand, you can use a cygwin text mount, which will ignore
>>the \r with no recompilation required.

So who is the maintainer of coreutils for cygwin?  I missed that part.
We should definitely get their take on this.


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