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Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 13:59:57 +0200
From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: ash stdin mode is set to O_TEXT
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In-Reply-To: <20010421131957.B4033@redhat.com>; from cgf@redhat.com on Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 01:19:57PM -0400

On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 01:19:57PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 08:25:56PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
> >ash stdin mode is set to O_TEXT, so it's impossible to checkin/chechout
> >binary files from cvs when CVS_RSH is sh script.
> >
> >maybe O_TEXT should be set only in interactive mode?  or shouldn't be
> >set at all?
> 
> Corinna and I have discussed this in the past.  The problem is that the
> 'read' command should always be text mode whether it is interactive or
> not.  Also, if sh is reading a shell script via:
> 
> sh < foo
> 
> the input should be in O_TEXT mode.
> 
> But then, if ash is reading from a pipe, stdin should, IMO, be in binary
> mode.

That's really tricky:

	sh < foo		O_TEXT?
	cat foo | sh		O_BINARY?

Corinna

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