ash stdin mode is set to O_TEXT

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Apr 22 05:11:00 GMT 2001

On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 10:03:28PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Corinna Vinschen" <>
> >
> > That's really tricky:
> >
> > sh < foo O_TEXT?
> > cat foo | sh O_BINARY?
> That looks correct to me. I had some trouble with awk a while back that
> I haven't gotten around to fixing... and its the same difference. I
> don't know whether it's up to the shell to set the input and output
> types and let the app override, or whether it's just the apps problem...

Only the app knows how it wants it's input so it has to care.
A shell wants text, so it sets stdin to O_TEXT.


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