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Re: mounts, ls, and filename completion
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: mounts, ls, and filename completion
- From: Igor Boukanov <boukanov at sentef2 dot fi dot uib dot no>
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 11:40:42 +0200 (METDST)
On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Jeff Sturm wrote:
> Besides that the registry is normal and expected for win32 apps, the
> registry provides a convenient way to "boot" the cygwin32 system so it
> can find the root directory and remaining configuration files.
> For instance, inetd from inetutils is configured within the inetd.conf
> file currently, not in the registry. But before cygwin32 can find
> inetd.conf it must load the mount table from somewhere. Since the
> location of the root directory depends on the mount table, the
> filesystem isn't really a good place to keep the mount table.
But you only need to put to the registry a single pointer to win32
directory that has all setup information including mount tables etc.
Regards, Igor Boukanov
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