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Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 00:36:23 +0200
From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
To: cygapp <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: ash stdin mode is set to O_TEXT
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In-Reply-To: <3AE2DBAC.749E6F98@yahoo.com>; from earnie_boyd@yahoo.com on Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 09:25:00AM -0400

On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 09:25:00AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > 
> > 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?
> > 
> 
> Correct, and from what I remember of the bash code it knows when it's
> about to read/write from/to a pipe/redirect.  Wouldn't you just use the
> appropriate setmode on the duplicated file handle?

I'm not sure if I understand you right. Do you mean sth. like that:

	struct stat s;
	fstat(STDIN_FILENO, &s);
	if (S_ISCHR(s.st_mode) || S_ISREG(s.st_mode))
	  setmode(STDIN_FILENO, O_TEXT);
	else
	  setmode(STDIN_FILENO, O_BINARY);

?

Corinna

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