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Re: changing default text type without reinstall?

>>>>> "Michael A Chase" <>:

>>> "Steinar Bang" <> wrote:

>> Platform: CygWin 1.3.2, CygWin/XFree86 4.1.0, Win2k

>> Is it possible to change from text type "Unix" to text type "DOS",
>> without reinstall?

> mount --help

I'm guessing "mount -t" is what I should use?  The explanation is
"text files get \r\n line endings".

But I am unsure of how I should use this command.  What exactly does
it do?  Does it insert a translation between the file system and the
cygwin programs?

Will just running the mount command make the change persistent?  I
didn't find anything under /etc or /usr/etc that looked like a mount

I am also usure of what directories I should run it on.  When I run
the command with no arguments, I get this response
	~$ mount
	C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
	C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
	C:\cygwin on / type system (binmode)
	c: on /cygdrive/c type user (binmode,noumount)
        d: on /cygdrive/d type user (binmode,noumount)

I tried changing the mode of the /home directory
	~$ mount -t c:\cygwin\home /home
	mount: /home: Invalid argument

I tried changing the mode of the root directory
	~$ mount -t c:\cygwin  /
	mount: warning: user mount point of '/' masks system mount.
	mount: /: Invalid argument

I tried seeing if I could change all directories.
	~$ mount -t
	mount: too many arguments


- Steinar

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