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RE: .bashrc strange behavior
- To: "Ian T Zimmerman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: .bashrc strange behavior
- From: "Suhaib M. Siddiqi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:57:03 -0400
> >>>>> "Earnie" == Earnie Boyd <email@example.com> writes:
> Earnie> This problem is related to the text vs binary issue. The
> Earnie> user has the files mounted in binary mode. The .bashrc
> Earnie> has \r\n (or text mode) line endings. The \r is being
> Earnie> input into the buffer instead of removed causing the
> Earnie> problems you are seeing.
> Earnie> This is the reason I preach leaving the default text
> Earnie> mounts and properly porting the code specifying the
> Earnie> processing mode.
> ... but of course this wouldn't happen were .bashrc created by a
> Cygwin program. They probably created it with Notepad or something.
> IMHO there should be a fat warning about this in the User Guide. It
> is mentioned there already, but too softly.
better to leave the defaults, that will save you a lot of time on which
editor to use
Notepad or vi.
> Ian Zimmerman
> Lightbinders, Inc.
> 2325 3rd Street #324, San Francisco, California 94107
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