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RE: CVS and unicode

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: CVS and unicode
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:12:13 +0100

----Original Message----
>From: Jim Hyslop
>Sent: 12 September 2005 04:50

> Larry Jones wrote:
>> That depends on whether you've installed Cygwin correctly (using MSDOS
>> line endings for text files) or incorrectly (using Unix line endings for
>> text files).  Incorrect installations are quite common (and many people
>> would vehemently disagree with my characterizing them as incorrect,
>> despite the fact that they flaunt the system's text file conventions).

  Neither of them are incorrect.  They are both 'as designed'.  The whole
point of Cygwin is to make available a different system with a different set
of conventions.

> Well, you can run into some problems because some of the Cygwin
> utilities (e.g. sed) insist on using LF-only line terminations, even
> when you've mounted the Windows drive in text mode. I frequently have to
> pipe the output of sed through unix2dos.

  If you see that happen, it's probably a bug in that sed is opening the
output file in binary mode; it would be helpful if you could report it to
the cygwin list and it would most likely get fixed.

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