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RE: CR/LF and read is shell scripts (and the cat command)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) []
> Sent: 22. august 2000 18:27
> To: Earnie Boyd; Fifer, Eric; 'Eirik_Nordbrøden';
> Subject: RE: CR/LF and read is shell scripts
> At 11:58 AM 8/22/2000, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >--- "Fifer, Eric" <> wrote:
> > > 
> > > >Anyone that has got an idea?
> > > 
> > > Try something like 'sed -n p' instead of 'cat'.
> > > 
> > > The cat currently included with cygwin does not
> > > work correctly on text mounts.  See my previous
> > > email for details.
> > > 
> >
> >Let me see if IIRC.  You, Eric Fifer, had said that cat is 
> forcing binary mode
> >file processing regardless of the text/binary mode default 
> settings.  Cat,
> >IIRC, comes from the textutils package.  This implies that cat is a text
> >utility and processing of files should default to text mode processing.
> >
> >IIRC, you had also suggested a switch --binmode for processing 
> binary files
> >with cat.  I believe that this should be the case.  So given 
> this cat should be
> >changed to:
> >
> >Process stdin in text mode and stdout in binary mode.
> >Process stdin and stdout in binary mode if --binmode is given.
> >Process stdin and stdout in text mode if --textmode is given.
> >Process stdin in binary if --binmode-in is given.
> >Process stdout in text mode if --textmode-out is given.
> >The switch --textmode-in and --binmode-out should also be supported.
> >
> >Comments?
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >=====
> >---
> >    Earnie Boyd: <>
> >             __Cygwin: POSIX on Windows__
> If you want my opinion, cat under Cygwin should open files using the MS
> text mode option (which reads text or binary files properly) and write 
> it as the target file system or pipe suggests by default.  The flags you
> suggest are fine options.  Of course, they should work on files and 
> stdin/stdout in the same way.
> Larry Hall                    
> RFK Partners, Inc.            
> 118 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
> Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX


I have concluded that the problem in my shell script is the implementation of the cat command. When I swapped the cat command in current version of cygwin with a cat command from an earlier version of cygwin, the script started working correctly. I do not know which version of cygwin this is, but I have included a printout of 'cygcheck -s -r -v' (see below). This problem is related to the discussions abow, but I do not know what is the correct way to handle this.

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/WINNT>cygchek -s -r -v
bash: cygchek: command not found
/WINNT>cygcheck -s -r -v

Cygnus Win95/NT Configuration Diagnostics
Current System Time: Wed Aug 23 08:52:11 2000

WinNT Ver 4.0 build 1381 Service Pack 5

Path:   //f/cygnus/CYGWIN~1/H-I586~1/bin
        /program files/devstudio/sharedide/bin/ide
        /program files/devstudio/sharedide/bin
        /program files/devstudio/vc/bin

SysDir: C:\WINNT\System32
WinDir: C:\WINNT

CYGWIN = `"tty"'
HOME = `/usr/fbr'

!C: = `C:\WINNT'
CLASSPATH = `c:\sybtools\ASEP\;c:\sybtools\ASEP\;'
COMSPEC = `C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe'
DISPLAY = `fbr:0.0'
HOMEPATH = `\users\default'
HOSTNAME = `fbr'
HOSTTYPE = `i586'
INCLUDE = `c:\program files\devstudio\vc\include;c:\program files\devstudio\vc\atl\include;c:\program files\devstudio\vc\mfc\include;%includ
LIB = `c:\program files\devstudio\vc\lib;c:\program files\devstudio\vc\mfc\lib;c:\sybase\LIB;c:\lib\x11r6\lib'
MACHTYPE = `i586-pc-cygwin32'
MSDEVDIR = `C:\Program Files\DevStudio\SharedIDE'
OS2LIBPATH = `C:\WINNT\system32\os2\dll;'
OS = `Windows_NT'
OSTYPE = `cygwin32'
PCSA = `C:\PW32'
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER = `x86 Family 6 Model 1 Stepping 9, GenuineIntel'
PS1 = ``pwd`>'
SHELL = `/bin/sh'
SHLVL = `1'
SQLANY = `f:\sqlany50'
SYBASE = `f:\sybase'
TERM = `cygwin'
USERPROFILE = `C:\WINNT\Profiles\fbr.000'
_ = `//f/cygnus/CYGWIN~1/H-I586~1/bin/cygcheck'

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\00
  (default) = `C:'
  unix = `/'
  fbinary = 0x00000000
  fsilent = 0x00000000
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin B20\B20
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\00
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\01
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\02
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\03
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\04
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\05
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\06
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\07
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\08
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\09
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\0A
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\0B
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\0C
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\0D
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\0E
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\0F
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\10
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\11
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\12
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\13
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\14
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\15
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\16
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\17
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\18
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\19
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\1A
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\1B
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\1C
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\CYGWIN.DLL setup\b15.0\mounts\1D
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\GNUPro\i586-cygwin32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\GNUPro\i586-cygwin32\i586-cygwin32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\GNUPro\i586-cygwin32\i586-cygwin32\cygwin-B20
  (default) = `f:\cygnus\cygwin-b20'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Cygnus Cygwin B20
  (default) = `C:\WINNT\IsUninst.exe -ff:\cygnus\cygwin-b20\Uninst.isu'
  DisplayName = `Cygwin B20'

a:\ fd           N/A    N/A
c:\ hd  NTFS    1945Mb  98% CP CS UN PA FC     Frodo
d:\ hd  FAT      499Mb 100% CP    UN           EKSTRA DISK
e:\ cd  CDFS     280Mb 100%    CS              BCW_DTOOLS
f:\ hd  NTFS    6149Mb  37% CP CS UN PA FC     Gandalf
m:\ net NTFS   30765Mb  39% CP CS UN PA FC
n:\ net NTFS   30765Mb  39% CP CS UN PA FC
o:\ net NTFS    8056Mb  77% CP CS UN PA FC     apps
p:\ net FAT     1177Mb  94% CP    UN           BACKUP

C:    /        native  text!=binary

Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\bash.exe
Found: C:\bin\bash.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\bash.exe hides C:\bin\bash.exe
Found: \bin\bash.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\bash.exe hides \bin\bash.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cat.exe
Found: C:\exe\cat.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cat.exe hides C:\exe\cat.exe
Found: C:\NTRESKIT\cat.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cat.exe hides C:\NTRESKIT\cat.exe
Found: C:\bin\cat.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cat.exe hides C:\bin\cat.exe
Found: \bin\cat.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cat.exe hides \bin\cat.exe
Found: d:\BC5\BIN\cpp.exe
Found: C:\BC45\BIN\cpp.exe
Warning: d:\BC5\BIN\cpp.exe hides C:\BC45\BIN\cpp.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\find.exe
Found: C:\bin\find.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\find.exe hides C:\bin\find.exe
Found: \bin\find.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\find.exe hides \bin\find.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\gcc.exe
Found: C:\bin\gcc.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\gcc.exe hides C:\bin\gcc.exe
Found: \bin\gcc.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\gcc.exe hides \bin\gcc.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\gdb.exe
Found: C:\bin\gdb.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\gdb.exe hides C:\bin\gdb.exe
Found: \bin\gdb.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\gdb.exe hides \bin\gdb.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ld.exe
Found: C:\bin\ld.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ld.exe hides C:\bin\ld.exe
Found: \bin\ld.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ld.exe hides \bin\ld.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ls.exe
Found: C:\NTRESKIT\ls.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ls.exe hides C:\NTRESKIT\ls.exe
Found: C:\bin\ls.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ls.exe hides C:\bin\ls.exe
Found: \bin\ls.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\ls.exe hides \bin\ls.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\make.exe
Found: d:\BC5\BIN\make.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\make.exe hides d:\BC5\BIN\make.exe
Found: C:\BC45\BIN\make.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\make.exe hides C:\BC45\BIN\make.exe
Found: C:\bin\make.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\make.exe hides C:\bin\make.exe
Found: \bin\make.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\make.exe hides \bin\make.exe
Found: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\sh.exe
Found: C:\bin\sh.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\sh.exe hides C:\bin\sh.exe
Found: \bin\sh.exe
Warning: f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\sh.exe hides \bin\sh.exe

  371k 1998/12/01 f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cygtcl80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
                  "cygtcl80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:25
    5k 1998/12/01 f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cygtclpip80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
   10k 1998/12/01 f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cygtclreg80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
                  "cygtclreg80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:25
  600k 1998/12/01 f:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\cygtk80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
                  "cygtk80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:28
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                  "cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/4 5:39
  371k 1998/12/01 C:\bin\cygtcl80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
                  "cygtcl80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:25
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                  "cygtclreg80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:25
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                  "cygtk80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:28
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                  "cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/4 5:39
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                  "cygtcl80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:25
    5k 1998/12/01 \bin\cygtclpip80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
   10k 1998/12/01 \bin\cygtclreg80.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
                  "cygtclreg80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:25
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                  "cygtk80.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/1 9:28
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                  "cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=1998/12/4 5:39
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