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Re: New versions of bzip2 and patch?
> So what is the use of automode? Wouldn't it break everything it touches
> if the user works on textmounts?
Text mounts still work with binary files. In auto mode, the files are
converted from dos on input *if needed*, but written in unix mode.
This way, an automode program can properly read any text file, and
produces files that can be properly read in either mode.