perl textmode newline problem

Peter Westerstrom
Thu Sep 4 19:55:00 GMT 2003

I can't get perl to write files in text mode with correct line feeds.

My perl program:
open(F, "> test.txt") or die "can't open file";
print F "Foo\n";
print F "Bar\n";

Outputs newlines as 0x0A.

But my C program:
#include <cstdio>
int main(int argc, char** argv)
	FILE *fp = fopen("test3.txt", "w");
	fprintf(fp, "Foo\n");
	fprintf(fp, "Bar\n");
	return 0;

Writes newlines as 0x0D 0x0A. Same output dir.

All my mounts is in textmode. CYGWIN is empty. I'm using perl 5.8.0-5 
and cygwin 1.5.3-1.
I recently upgraded cygwin and got this behavoiur. Before it was 
correctly outputting text with 0x0D 0x0A.

What can be the problem? A bug in perl? By design change in cygwin perl?

Peter Westerström

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