ash stdin mode is set to O_TEXT

Christopher Faylor
Sat Apr 21 10:19:00 GMT 2001

On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 08:25:56PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
>ash stdin mode is set to O_TEXT, so it's impossible to checkin/chechout
>binary files from cvs when CVS_RSH is sh script.
>maybe O_TEXT should be set only in interactive mode?  or shouldn't be
>set at all?

Corinna and I have discussed this in the past.  The problem is that the
'read' command should always be text mode whether it is interactive or
not.  Also, if sh is reading a shell script via:

sh < foo

the input should be in O_TEXT mode.

But then, if ash is reading from a pipe, stdin should, IMO, be in binary

I'm not sure how to accomodate all of those issues.


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