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Re: Possible ZSH bug with IO direction

On 24.04.2016 21:01, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:36:44 -0700
> Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Apr 24,  1:17pm, Peter Stephenson wrote:
>> }
>> } Mounting the filesystem within Cygwin as binary works here.
>> Really?  That contradicts what the main.c comment asserts.
> So it seems like "binary" isn't quite what it's cracked up to be.
> The alternative might be to do something similar in the lower levels of
> zsh, i.e. map \r\n to \n when reading shell input.  If done in input.c
> it's no worse than doing it in the OS abstraction, and doesn't affect
> fd's used by othe programmes.

I think the cygwin_premain0 in main.c is very dangerous.

In fact, bash had the same problem years ago and the hook was removed.
See http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2006-10/msg00989.html for details.

Another example I found:

$ zcat < mc.1.gz > /dev/null
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--length error

zcat is forced to use O_TEXT and fails to decompress the file whil using
$ zcat mc.1.gz'
directy works just fine.

IMHO cygwin_premain0 should be removed completely. As a result,of
course, scripts created in windows editors such as notepad, that contain
CRLF line endings, could lead to syntax errors, but surely that's less
of a problem and easily fixable using a proper editor.

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