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Re: CRLF to LF Issue

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Richard Bland wrote:

> Hi All,
> 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.
> Version Numbers
> ---------------
> 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
> Rich


The "binmode" setting in the CYGWIN environment variable only affects
writes to pipes.  For disk writes, Cygwin consults the mount table.
Check your mounts (using the "mount" command), and make sure the directory
that contains the input/output file of "patch" is mounted in text mode.
If it isn't, use the "mount" command again to re-mount it.
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