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Re: Where is cygwin bin directory?
- From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna at efn dot org>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 08:14:20 -0800
- Subject: Re: Where is cygwin bin directory?
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On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 04:03:58PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 09:58:18PM +0100, Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
> >cgf wrote:
> >> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 07:20:26PM +0100, Lennart Borgman wrote:
> >>> Is the path to Cygwin bin directory available in windows registry?
> >>> It would be nice if it were there since that would make it easier to
> >>> use Cygwin from other programs.
> >> "man cygpath"
> >> "man mount"
> >- Windows style path
> >$ cygpath -aw /bin
> >Output, e.g: W:\cygwin\bin
> >- Cygwin style path
> >$ echo "$(cygpath -am /bin)" | \
> >sed -re 's/^(..)(.*)$/\1;\2;-/' | \
> >(IFS=";" read drive path garbage; \
> >echo "$(cygpath -au "$drive")$path" )
> >Output, e.g: /cygdrive/w/cygwin/bin
> Referrring to the cygwin /bin directory as /cygdrive/w/cygwin/bin serves
> no purpose.
> To the OP - just use whatever cygpath options make sense. It's not that
> hard and it certainly doesn't require anything like the gobbledegook
> Or, if you just are just curious about what /bin translates to, use mount.
I have to take exception to this post of cgf's. I mean, Really! How
can you use that kind of language to people? It's gobbledegoop, not
Oops, sorry; -gook seems to be canonical. Not the way I learned it though!
But it is gobbledygook with a Y!