Cygwin 1.7.0 2009-05-18 snapshot text mounts

Christopher Faylor
Tue May 19 00:45:00 GMT 2009

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 08:33:09PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>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.

I did find a bug in the recent handling of root but it doesn't appear
to have any effect on this behavior.

If I use echo to create files in /c with a /etc/fstab similar to the
above, I get \r\n line endings.  I'm sure Eric will correct me but I
don't believe that cat can be used to convert from binary to text.  vim
also has a mode to create dos line endings.


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