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Re: Cat and Head Problems with Binary Files
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- Subject: Re: Cat and Head Problems with Binary Files
- From: Earnie Boyd <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 20:31:24 -0400 (EDT)
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
--- Jeffry T Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've seen a lot of discussion about cat's handling of binary files.
> What I didn't see and would like to know is if the next version of
> cygwin will allow me to correctly pipe or redirect the output from
> cat and head if the source is a binary file? Also, why were these
> programs implemented this way to begin with?
They are textutils for text files. If you want something different, that is
the reason it's OpenSource.
> I'm trying to pipe a binary file to a program I wrote and either
> the pipe/redirect is breaking or cat/head is dying at arbitrary
> points in the binary files. I suspect that my binary files contains
> what looks like an EOF. This is similar to other threads I've seen
> on this list.
Definitly. In this case, eiter modify the sources and recompile or use binary
mounts which will default to binary file processing. WARNING: You'll have to
change all \r\n line endings in scripts to \n.
Earnie Boyd <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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