text / binary mounts (sorry)

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Sun Jun 4 15:29:00 GMT 2000

On Sun, Jun 04, 2000 at 05:32:08PM +0400, Egor Duda wrote:
>Saturday, 03 June, 2000 Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com wrote:
>CF> On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 04:41:27PM -0500, Parker, Ron wrote:
>>>> Since the //h usage is deprecated, I'm not going to worry too 
>>>> much about this.
>>>The larger point, IMHO, is that, 'echo Hello>//machine/sharename/filename'
>>>also produces 7 bytes. This leads me to the question of, "How does one
>>>default UNC file access to binary mode?"  I know it works if the UNC path is
>>>mounted and you access it via the mount point, but what should happen when
>>>going directly to the UNC path?
>CF> Right now, the same thing happens as has happened for the last three or
>CF> four years with cygwin.  It defaults to text mode.
>btw,  do  you  think  there should be a way to control this. something
>like CYGWIN=filebinmode ? if yes, i'm ready to submit a patch.
>hmm,   "filebinmode"  seems  a  bit  confusing,  but  don't  see  more
>descriptive word.

I'd rather not complicate the text mode logic right now.  DJ is talking
about an improvement to cygwin that may change things for the better.


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