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RE: make, bash, or cygwin bug?
- To: Kai Henningsen <kai at cats dot ms>, Bernard Dautrevaux <DAUTREVAUX at microprocess dot com>, cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: RE: make, bash, or cygwin bug?
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 05:42:02 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- Kai Henningsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 12 Oct 99, at 7:28, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > The problem with this is, if a ^Z|C-z|Ctrl-Z is read then a superfluous
> > END-OF-FILE is indicated. :-(
> This should really not be done, unless it's input from a terminal.
> Nearly all Win textfiles do NOT end in ^Z anyway. This convention
> is extremely obsolete.
I wasn't suggesting ending a text file with a ^Z, I was refering to processing
binary data which could contain a ^Z causing a premature end of file. It isn't
so obsolete that it doesn't cause the fuctions to flag an end-of-file.
Earnie Boyd <mailto:email@example.com>
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