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Re: Cat and Head Problems with Binary Files
On Thu, Jul 22, 1999, Jeffry T Ross wrote:
> Who ever said that cat and head are textutils?
> On the Unix side of the world they're commonly used
> on binary files.
Yes, I consider the current state to be broken for this
reason but nobody has volunteered to fix it so...
In DJGPP I believe there is a set of patches that addresses this
problem by adding a flag to all of these programs so that
people can specify whether they are (for example) catting a
binary or text file. These patches have not yet been applied/enabled
for the Cygwin ports.
If someone would volunteer to make them work for Cygwin and submit the
changes to the FSF maintainers (and perhaps to the cygwin-developers
list), I'm sure many people would be appreciative.
Geoffrey Noer Email: email@example.com
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