Cygwin setup on XP/Vista (UNIX/DOS compatibilty question)

Steve Richmond
Fri Oct 26 18:01:00 GMT 2007

Is there a standard (read easy) way to bring over files and run D2U on each file?

I just found a tool called RSYNC.  Do you have experience with that?
Why isn't RCP and FTP included in Cygwin?

A cool new network tool would be a RCP that runs D2U as a option.
Does such a tool exist?

Thanks for your help!

> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 06:28:38 -0600
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> According to Steve Richmond on 9/22/2007 12:31 AM:
>>>>> However it behaves differently. After I install it using UNIX, bash scripts
>>>>> fail with '\r' errors, meaning it can't find the CR. So after I re-installed
>>>>> to be DOS compatible for CR/LF, the bash scripts execute successfully, but
>>>>> the resulting .CSV file has a '^M' added to each line. Subsequent
>>>>> manipulation with paste (as an example) fail because of the extra '^M'.
>> In your case, I'd recommend using a binary mount, and bash's igncr option.
>> Oh, and reread the announcements:
>>> After I reinstalled with the UNIX install option, I logged in and set igncr and
>>> verified with 'set | grep SHELLOPTS'. But grep adds an extra '^M' so
>>> when I do 'paste -d, a.txt b.txt', paste gets confused.
> The setup.exe UNIX vs. DOS option only affects new installations. My
> guess is that you have an existing text mount, which setup.exe won't
> change; but to confirm that, you need to follow directions:
>> Problem reports:
> and include the output of 'cygcheck -svr' as a text attachment.
>>> With the UNIX install option, I still can't run the bash scripts. It'll fail with
>>> those '\r' errors still.
> Again, bash only warns about \r errors on binary mounts if you have not
> turned on the igncr option. Of course, the other alternative is to run
> 'd2u' (or the new 'flip') on your scripts so that they no longer have \r.
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