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AR# 14005

Virtex-II Pro Developer's Kit Install - Cygwin Installer: What is the difference between choosing DOS or UNIX?


Keywords: Virtex-II, Pro, Install, Cygwin, DOS, UNIX

Urgency: Hot

General Description:
During the Cygwin install process, the user is prompted to select the default file type: MS DOS or UNIX. What are the implications of this selection?


The difference is in how the shell will write out text files. The primary difference between an MS DOS format file and a UNIX format file is the way that the lines are terminated. UNIX uses a single newline character while MS DOS uses a carriage-return and a newline character. (The default setting is UNIX.)

For more information on Cygwin, visit http://www.cygwin.com/faq
AR# 14005
Date Created 08/29/2007
Last Updated 10/01/2008
Status Archive
Type General Article