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Re: Various questions - docs, paths
- To: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>,"cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com" <cygwin at hotpop dot com>
- Subject: Re: Various questions - docs, paths
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 07:58:17 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- "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
> > > >mounted on D: and your package installed in H:\Cygnus? Why not change
> > > >mount of / to `mount -f -b h:/Cygnus /'? It should work much better
> > > 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
> >Currently the only way to know the values of this is to either use regedit
> 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
> simply add to the documentation that those who want to eliminate the
> 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
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