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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: ash-20000627
- To: 'AJ Reins' <tbisp at uswest dot net>, cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: ash-20000627
- From: Bernard Dautrevaux <Dautrevaux at microprocess dot com>
- Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 14:47:55 +0200
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AJ Reins [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 6:32 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: ash-20000627
> Dave Arnold wrote:
> > What is ASH? Is it the same as BASH? I opened a bash shell
> on my win95
> > install of cygwin and tried to find ash and couldn't find
> it anywhere?
> > /dAVe
> No, Bash and Ash are two seperate shells. Bash could be described as
> Ash on steroids. It is bigger and more complex, while Ash is small
> and fast. Two different outlooks on the same kind of program.
> > >I've installed a new version of ash in
> > >
> > >Changes:
> > >
> > >- When evaluating stdout of backquote commands, it's read in
> > > textmode to handle native windows commands in backquotes as
> > > well.
> I have not made this change to Bash, as this is controlled by
> the CYGWIN
> environment variable setting to binmode to keep the carriage
> returns or
> to nobinmode to remove them. This is of course an over-simplification
> of the actual reason, but I hope I have gotten my point across. If
> you, the user, want the stripping of the carriage returns, then it is
> YOUR responsibility to set the variable accordingly. See Earnie Boyd's
> site for more information, as Earnie has a much better way with words
> than I do.
> Comments, flames, chocolate-chip cookies are all appreciated.
Just one: back-quote substitution is used in TEXT context: it replace some
TEXT by some other TEXT; arguing it may be BINARY data is quite obscure to
For me Corinna is perfectly correct by reading the output from the command
substitution in text mode regardless of the CYGWIN setting.
PS: please don't understand this as a wish to start another TEXT vs BINARY
flame war; it's just a comment on a comment on something I agree with :-)
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