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CRLF to LF Issue
- From: Richard Bland <r dot bland at espo dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 11:54:30 +0100
- Subject: CRLF to LF Issue
I'm trying to use the 'patch' utility to modify some source code files
created in MS-Windows Notepad. The source code is designed to ONLY be used
in MS-Windows, so I'm not interested in porting between Unix/MS-Windows. The
source code files are line terminated with a CR and LF, in the normal MS-DOS
fashion. If I use 'patch' to apply a patch file to this source code, the
CRLF pair become a single LF for every line in the file. The patch file may
only apply to one or two lines and was generated using 'diff -Nur' on this
platform. Obviously, I want to retain my CRLF pair instead of it being
converted to a single LF.
I've checked the FAQ and some of the mailing list archives, but cannot find
anything part from references to 'Text and Binary modes' in the user guide.
I've tried setting the CYGWIN environment variable to binmode and nobinmode
and I've tried the commands within the Cygwin shell as well as a regular
MS-DOS prompt. The commands are being run on the local NTFS partition.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
uname -a : CYGWIN_NT-5.1 net251 1.3.22(0.78/3/2) 2003-03-18 09:20 i686
unknown unknown Cygwin
Patch : 2.5.8
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