Cygwin 1.7.0 2009-05-18 snapshot text mounts

Christopher Faylor
Tue May 19 00:33:00 GMT 2009

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 05:23:31PM -0700, Karl M wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 20:04:10 -0400
>> From: cgf
>> Subject: Re: Cygwin 1.7.0 2009-05-18 snapshot text mounts
>> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 04:21:49PM -0700, Karl M wrote:
>>>Hi All...
>>>I am using the Cygwin-1.7.0 2009-05-18 snapshot on a Vista Business SP1 box.
>>>The following is my fstab contents
>>>none / cygdrive text,noacl,posix=0 0 0
>>>If I create a file with
>>>cat some-file> /c/Users/me/Desktop/file.txt
>>>I get Unix line endings. If I use Cywgin vim to create
>>>I also get unix line endings.
>>>A cygcheck is attached.
>> Please go back and read Corinna's release announcement and pay
>> particular attention to the discussion about the root directory.
>OK I reread...I'm not sure what you wanted me to see. I am creating a cygdrive entry in my fstab and it is being accepted, it just doesn't seem to honor the text attribute.

I guess I was assuming that since you're essentially conflating / with
cygdrive you might have to either mount / as text and override it or use
the override option for the cygdrive entry too but, on reflection, that
shouldn't be the case.

You're combining my two of my least favorite things: text mode and
overriding /cygdrive with / but I'll take a look nonetheless.


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