Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/23/02:25:59

From: noer AT cygnus DOT com (Geoffrey Noer)
Subject: automount root == automount prefix
23 Jan 1999 02:25:59 -0800 :
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To: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Cc: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall AT rfk DOT com>,
cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

On Fri, Jan 22, 1999, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Well the automount-root (on reflection this is probably a confusing
> name because it sounds like it has something to do with "/")

I agree, this is needlessly confusing.

I'll check in a change on Monday that will replace all references to
automount-root with automount-prefix which I think is a lot better.
(In function names, the couple-days-old include/sys/mount.h flag,
mount.exe option names, etc...)

Going with Chris' suggestion, I'm also going to associate a default
automount flags field in the registry that will be the flags for
automounted mounts.  So "mount.exe -b -s --change-automount-prefix /foo"
would make an automount of the unknown Z: drive be in binary mode,
installed in the system registry area, as /foo/z.  Automounts will
still default to user registry area in textmode with a default prefix
of "/cygdrive".

Geoffrey Noer
noer AT cygnus DOT com

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