hybrid text/binary mount

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed Apr 26 12:47:00 GMT 2000


On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 02:44:47PM -0500, Mumit Khan wrote:
>Chris Faylor <cgf@cygnus.com> writes:
>>So, we'll be no worse off with raw PBM files than we are right now.
>>This is obviously not 100% foolproof.  That may be a reason not to even
>>consider it because it will make problems a lot harder to track down.
>
>That was the caveat I was pointing out as well -- better the devil you
>...  At least we can now control the behaviour in two predictable ways
>-- mount and explicit binary/text mode I/O.
>
>Jeffrey Juliano brought up the issue of Emacs' handling of text vs
>binary.  I think it's apples and oranges since text editors misreading
>text vs binary is immediately evident to the user, but not so to a say
>a program that converts one format to the other in a batch mode.

Good point.

I don't know if it helps but I keep meaning to point out that it is possible
to actually mount *files* in binmode, too:

mount -b c:\blah\foo.zip /blah/foo.zip

cgf


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