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RE: 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 17:17:06 +0100
- Subject: RE: CRLF to LF Issue
Sorry, no joy - same outcome
Here's my mount :
C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts on /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts type system
C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
C:\cygwin on / type system (binmode)
a: on /mnt/foo type system (textmode)
c: on /cygdrive/c type user (binmode,noumount)
I've used the a: drive as the location for patching, just to keep it
separate from other mounts. I recreated the patch file using diff on the
textmode mount point, just to be sure. My patch file and the target source
code files were all under /mnt/foo (a:). I used 'mount -t a:/ /mnt/foo' for
From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 26 June 2003 16:19
To: Richard Bland
Subject: 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
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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