Drop textmode from setup?

Benjamin Riefenstahl b.riefenstahl@turtle-trading.net
Sat Sep 10 01:13:00 GMT 2005

Hi all,

"Gary R. Van Sickle" writes:
> I've always seen it the opposite way: only use binary mounts if you
> know what you're doing, otherwise you'll constantly have two
> problems:
> - Text files created by Cygwin programs will trip up many native
> programs.
> - Text files created by native Windows programs will almost
> certainly trip up Cygwin programs.

Me too. 

Eric Blake writes:
> Text mounts should only be used on directories where TEXT files (not
> binaries) are intended to be shared between native and cygwin tools.

For me, that is in *all* directories except maybe the ones that Cygwin
creates for its own use.  I don't use Cygwin in isolation.  If I
wanted that, I could just install Linux.

I appreciate that other people work differently and have other
preferences, of course.

Just my 2 cents,

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