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Re: Updated: cygwin-doc-1.7-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:19:07 +0200
- Subject: Re: Updated: cygwin-doc-1.7-1
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On Apr 12 10:56, Reini Urban wrote:
> 2010/4/12 Christopher Faylor:
> > I have just uploaded a long-overdue update to the Cygwin documentation
> > package. ?This package provides man and info pages for cygwin utilities
> > and *some* of the Cygwin api. ?It reflects the current state of Cygwin
> > and newlib as of this date.
> "lseek only works properly on binary files."
> Shouldn't that say:
> "lseek only works properly on files mounted or opened binary, and not
> in textmode."
> textfiles mounted or opened binary do work fine IMHO.
I see what you mean but I don't quite understand your last sentence.
Do you mean this?
mounted binary, opened modeless -> lseek works fine
mounted binary, opened binary -> lseek works fine
mounted binary, opened text -> lseek is unreliable
mounted text , opened modeless -> lseek is unreliable
mounted text , opened binary -> lseek works fine
mounted text , opened text -> lseek is unreliable
That's what we're trying to say. So I changed this locally to
<para><function>lseek</function> only works properly on files opened in
binary mode. On files opened in textmode (via mount mode or explicit
open flag) its positioning is potentially unreliable.</para>
Does that sound ok? If so, I check it in.
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