cygwin fork()

Brian Dessent
Fri Sep 1 22:13:00 GMT 2006

"Gary R. Van Sickle" wrote:

> > AFAIK, Cygwin's lseek should handle seeking on text streams.
> > DJ implemented that years ago.
> Last I looked, which was admittedly also years ago, it was "#if 0"'ed out,
> with a comment to the effect of "Nobody has any business seeking around in
> text files."

FWIW, mingw's lseek() (which is actually Microsoft's, since mingw
targets MSVCRT.DLL) is horribly broken when seeking on a file opened in
text mode.  But it's documented as such on MSDN, so at least there's
that.  So there is some precedence for the concept that "this won't work
on windows platforms."

But Cygwin's should work fine, and if it means saving a bazillion 1-byte
syscalls then I think bash should be patched to remove this sillyness


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