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Re: [HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area
On Apr 14 19:24, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> Hmm. Even now, one does not have to edit the registry to switch from
> binary mode to text mode -- you just need to re-mount with the appropriate
> option. I assume the same will hold for the /etc/fstab approach.
No, how should it? Of course you have to edit the fstab file to
create a text mount from a binary mount, *iff* you want a persistent
solution. mount(1) only creates temporary mount points who's life
time is determined by the life time of the Cygwin processes in the
> If we taught mount to do this now and removed the "Text" option from setup
> altogether, complainers could be directed to the mount manpage. Then
> switching to the new setup won't be that much of a pain (at least in the
> text/binary department).
They will be directed to the user's guide.
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