bash igncr documentation - where?

Daniel Barclay
Wed Sep 1 19:11:00 GMT 2010

Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/01/2010 12:12 PM, Daniel Barclay wrote:
>> Where is the documentation of the igncr (ignore-CR) option for Cygwin
>> 1.7's
>> bash?
>> (There does not appear to be any reference to it in
>> - the current Cygwin User's Guide (,
>> - the current CygWin FAQ (, or
> Nope, since those are generally about cygwin1.dll, and not bash.

The FAQ is Frequently Asked Questions--isn't something like "Why is
bash complaining about \r?" (or at least "What was that way of getting
bash to accept \r so you don't have to change DOS-line-ending script
file?") a frequently asked question?


>> (I did find some e-mail about it from several years ago, but haven't
>> yet found anything that clearly applies to the current version of Cygwin
>> bash.))
> Yep - that email (most recently here[1]), along with
> /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/bash.README, are the definitive sources of all
> documentation to cygwin-specific patches to bash (of which igncr is one).
> [1]



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