Enscript Security Patch

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Wed Apr 12 08:59:42 PDT 2006


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:48:02AM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
>>
>>> I'm thinking that even though I didn't
>>> edit the file manually, that perhaps Windows, seeing it was a text file,
>>> saved it in its own format when it saved the attachment.
>> Of course.  Windows knows better than you do.
>> What did you use to download?
>>
> 
> Well, that's the surprising thing. I used Thunderbird, which I thought
> would have known better. But, I suppose if Thunderbird uses Windows APIs
> for saving files/attachments, then its still Windows' fault for assuming
> I want an ASCII text file to have CR+LF instead of just LF.

Do you have cygwin installed?  If so, you could test this behavior.
BTW, this is a standard feature of a ftp transfer in ascii mode.  Been
around for years before Windows.

  -- Bruce



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