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Re: How to change "/" from textmode to binmode?
- To: Bob McGowan <rmcgowan at veritas dot com>
- Subject: Re: How to change "/" from textmode to binmode?
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 13:09:22 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- Bob McGowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In an earlier response to the original question, Chris Faylor suggested
> using 'mount -?' to get descriptions of options and that one of these
> should help. So I was trying out mount with different options, in
> different ways, and came up with a new issue.
> It appears that I can create an environment where / is mounted on 2
> different locations, one stored at the system level and one at the
> user. It would seem to me to make sense that 'mount' should not allow
> duplicates of system level mount points at the user level. Is this a
> valid conclusion?
I don't think your conclusion is valid, IMNSHO. I think the User MPT (mount
point table) should override the System MPT. That way the user can do what he
likes while providing a consistent default. I believe that this was the
purpose given to the innovation.
Earnie Boyd: <mailto:email@example.com>
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