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Re: Various questions - docs, paths
- To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com,"cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com" <cygwin at hotpop dot com>
- Subject: Re: Various questions - docs, paths
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 11:09:18 -0400
At 10:58 AM 4/27/00, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > At 09:05 AM 4/27/00, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > >--- Chris Faylor <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Apr 27, 2000 at 05:46:24AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > > > >Nice point. This needs to be added to the TODO list. BTW, why is your
> > root
> > > > >mounted on D: and your package installed in H:\Cygnus? Why not change
> > your
> > > > >mount of / to `mount -f -b h:/Cygnus /'? It should work much better
> > that
> > > > way.
> > > >
> > > > What needs to be added? We're not going to be putting /cygdrive paths in
> > > > the mount table.
> > > >
> > >
> > >The display of the cygdrive prefix needs to be added to the output of
> > `mount'.
> > >Currently the only way to know the values of this is to either use regedit
> > or
> > >cygcheck.
> > I'm not sure if I understand your point here Earnie. As I understand it, the
> > /cygdrive paths get generated automatically and "on-the-fly" when someone or
> > something references a path to a Windows drive that has not been explicitly
> > mounted (i.e. is not in the mount table). The /cygdrive path exists only as
> > long as its needed/used, so its transient. Seems to me that it makes sense
> > to
> > simply add to the documentation that those who want to eliminate the
> > /cygdrive
> > prefix from one of their paths should simply mount the drive in question to
> > their favorite path... or am I missing some important point in all this?
>The /cygdrive is stored in the registry and can be modified by `mount'.
>Therefore, the contents of the data should be displayed in the output of
I guess I don't have objections to "/cygdrive" specifically appearing in the
mount table display if it's role can be clearly distinguished from the other
mount entries (since its purpose is subtly different). I'm not sure if I
see the point to having something like "/cygdrive/d" (representing the
transient mounting of someone's D drive) in the listing though. Overall,
great care needs to be exercised here to keep any change to address the
/cygdrive issue from generating any confusion about what this notation
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