Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/08/17:43:12

From: corinna DOT vinschen AT cityweb DOT de (Corinna Vinschen)
Subject: Re: mount table question
8 Jan 1999 17:43:12 -0800 :
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To: Will Mooar <willm AT ihug DOT co DOT nz>, cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

Will Mooar wrote:
> >* //<drive>/ magic will die a painful death.
> >
> >* Cygwin will automatically add a user mount when converting from a
> >  Win32 path to a POSIX path when there is no user or global mount
> >  point that will work to do the translation.  The temporary mount will
> >  use the path /cygdrive/<drive> unless overridden.  The temporary
> >  path root could be changed using the "mount" utility.
> How about having a global default of "/dev/<drive>" which would replace
> "//<drive>" ???

Hmm. Looks nice at the first glimps, but I disagree.

The directory /dev is the directory, which contains the device entries
but the above directory /cygdrive should contain (default) mount points.
This is a big difference!


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