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Re: How to change "/" from textmode to binmode?
- To: Richard Stanton <stanton at haas dot berkeley dot edu>, Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: How to change "/" from textmode to binmode?
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:15:31 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- Richard Stanton <email@example.com> wrote:
> Following up on the exchange below, I find I can't change / back from text
> to binmode, mainly because I can't unmount it, even though umount doesn't
> c:\>umount /
> Device Directory Type Flags
> c:\cygnus\usr /usr user binmode
> c:\cygnus\bin /usr/bin user binmode
> c:\cygnus\lib /usr/lib user binmode
> \\.\tape0: /dev/st0 user textmode
> \\.\tape1: /dev/st1 user textmode
> \\.\a: /dev/fd0 user textmode
> \\.\b: /dev/fd1 user textmode
> C: / user textmode
> How can I change / from textmode back to binmode if I want to do so?
Gee, I haven't seen this discussed for months/years. The reason that it
appears you can't umount / is simple. The initialization of the Cygwin1.dll
will create the / directory mount if it doesn't exist. You actually do remove
the entry for / with the umount; however, when you do mount to check to see if
it's gone it gets added back during the initialization. This has been resolved
by today's version of mount which uses a -f switch to replace the existing
entry. I.E.: mount -f -b c:/ / would add make c:/ the root with binary mode
processing as the default.
Earnie Boyd: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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