Wrong/ inconsistent responses from diff

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Aug 24 09:06:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 24 10:09, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Aug 24 07:17, Fergus wrote:
> > This is an utterly horrid change (binmode to textmode) but I guess
> > it is intended (and was probably discussed forever in advance of
> > making it). Please can you  confirm (intended change), or is this a
> > glitch (unintended change, to be corrected) or has my installation
> > become de-railed (1.7.6 should be binmode like 1.7.5; somehow, in
> > this local case, is textmode and needs mending locally)?
> This is neither an intended nor discussed behaviour, nor is it clear
> if it's a glitch in Cygwin.
> Mount points are never set to textmode automagically, unless you set
> them explicitely to text in /etc/fstab or /etc/fstab.d/$USER.
> I tried this myself by either omitting the cygdrive prefix in
> /etc/fstab, or by using various settings for it, even invalid ones.  I
> can't reproduce this.  My cygdrive prefix is binary, unless I use the
> "text" mount option explicitely.
> Would you mind to paste the file content of /etc/fstab and, if it
> exists, /etc/fstab.d/$USER into your reply?

Oh and, btw., could you please test if this still occurs with the
latest developer snapshot from http://cygwin.com/snapshots/


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