2.10.0: Cygwin now can not work well with a file in dos format.
Sat Jun 16 15:21:00 GMT 2018
On 6/16/2018 3:06 PM, Michel LaBarre wrote:
> [Michel LaBrre:]
> I also find the decision unfortunate as I am one of the many riff-raff who use Cygwin to supplement windows
> and have no need for strict POSIX compliance but then I get what I pay for :-) In any event I have a few
> 1. Where in the release notes is this mentioned so that I can try to ensure that I find out about future changes?
> Searching for Cygwin release notes gets me to https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ov-new.html
> In which I have found no (or could not recognise) mention of no longer stripping CR.
> Are there more detailed release notes somewhere else?
https://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin-announce/2017-02/msg00020.html for sed
> 2. Various "solutions" have been noted for gawk in related emails - all require minor but pervasive code changes.
> Are there any similar solutions for the other tools besides scattering "tr" all over the place?
> Is everything affected from sort to grep to join? This could impact the use of such tools with multiple files
> some of which come from Win32 tools and others from Cygwin tools. I may be wrong about the
> pervasiveness of the impact since, as I said, nothing was apparent in the release notes that I found.
> Also, I don't recall seeing related discussions in this mail-list. Would these have taken place in
> another Cygwin-developer-focused mail-list?
my solution is to use d2u and u2d of dos2unix package
for moving files between the two formats.
> 3. Is there any chance of Cygwin providing a pervasive file behaviour control switch for all the affected tools
> that have been used generally for text rather than binary data handling?
LF and CRLF format files are both text but in different environments
> 4. Would MSYS be better for those of us who are trying to supplement Windows rather than running Linux
> on Windows?
it depends on your preference.
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