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[mkgmap-dev] Feature request: accept osm data from stdin

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Tue Nov 2 12:50:33 GMT 2010

On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 08:11:41AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>True, but it would be nice for mkgmap to read from stdin anyway, since 
>the notion of stdin being available as a file is non-portable - I'm 
>pretty sure POSIX does not specify it.

Sure. Patches are of course welcome. I just wanted to provide a 
pragmatic solution.

I seem to remember that on Microsoft operating systems, stdin and stdout 
are 'text mode' by default and have to be set binary by some special 
call, so that the CR and LF bytes will be passed through intact. Is this 
an issue with Java? Can splitter read osm.pbf from the standard input on 
Microsoft operating systems?

For what it is worth, there does not seem to be a /dev/stdin equivalent 
on Microsoft operating systems. CON, CONIN$ and CONOUT$ are roughly 
equivalent to /dev/console.

Best regards,


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