bash-3.1-7 BUG

Shankar Unni
Wed Sep 13 20:07:00 GMT 2006

Eric Blake wrote:

> But I intend that on binary files, \r\n 
> line endings will treat the \r as part of the line, so at least binary mounts 
> won't suffer from the speed impact of treating a file as unseekable the way 
> bash 3.1-6 does.

Would it be possible to do this dynamically (instead of keying off of 
mounts, etc.): if the first line of the file read by bash has a \r\n, 
use text-mode (1-char-at-a-time) semantics, else use binary semantics 

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