Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/09/09:30:28

From: cgf AT cygnus DOT com (Christopher Faylor)
Subject: Re: mount table question
9 Jan 1999 09:30:28 -0800 :
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To: Will Mooar <willm AT ihug DOT co DOT nz>, Geoffrey Noer <noer AT cygnus DOT com>
Cc: cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

On Sat, Jan 09, 1999 at 11:02:26AM +1300, 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>" ???

I think that this is already covered in Geoff's email.  We're not going
to be using /dev since this use of /dev is not much like unix.


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