[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Apr 15 08:59:00 GMT 2008

On Apr 14 19:24, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> Hmm.  Even now, one does not have to edit the registry to switch from
> binary mode to text mode -- you just need to re-mount with the appropriate
> option.  I assume the same will hold for the /etc/fstab approach.

No, how should it?  Of course you have to edit the fstab file to
create a text mount from a binary mount, *iff* you want a persistent
solution.  mount(1) only creates temporary mount points who's life
time is determined by the life time of the Cygwin processes in the
current session.

> If we taught mount to do this now and removed the "Text" option from setup
> altogether, complainers could be directed to the mount manpage.  Then
> switching to the new setup won't be that much of a pain (at least in the
> text/binary department).

They will be directed to the user's guide.


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