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Re: c:/ seems to be accessed in binary even if cygwin is configured as textmode by default (documentation alert)

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 05:34:52PM +0200, Arnaud Mouiche wrote:
>At 17:02 01/09/2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 04:40:43PM +0200, Arnaud Mouiche wrote:
>>>well. c: is binary
>>>here a bug.
>>>cygpath -M c:/foo returns
>>>>> cygpath: file 'c:/foo' - No error
>>>looking at CVS code and strace, flags are set to zero instead of 0xa; the
>>>file is nor binary nor text
>>"0xa"?  Why would the code use an absolute hex value?
>0xa is the flags return by strace when checking a binary mounted file like. 
>of course, strace dosn't know the #define or enum strings
>for example,
>run:  strace cygpath -M /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/util/map-KOI8-R (which is 
>mounted a binary)
>282  712265 [main] cygpath 404 mount_info::conv_to_win32_path: src_path 
>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/util/map-KOI8-R, dst 
>C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts\util\map-KOI8-R, flags >>>>> 0xA <<<<<<, 
>rc 0
>in fact 0xA = PATH_BINARY + (something else) , where PATH_BINARY =0x2
>we have following calls
>cygpath -> cygwin_internal(CW_GET_BINMODE) -> path_conv::check which set 
>path_flags to 0xA for binary, and then returns O_BINARY or O_TEXT to 
>cygpath, depending of the mode.
>for c:/foo, path_conv::check  set path_flags to zero and 
>cygwin_internal(CW_GET_BINMODE) returns zero instead of O_BINARY or O_TEXT

On reflection, since cygpath -M is supposed to report on the mount type
(binmode or textmode) of a given path and c:/foo does not refer to a
mounted path, it seems like it is well within its rights to return
an error.

However, again, if you want to provide a patch, it will be thoughtfully


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