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Re: Various questions - docs, paths

At 09:05 AM 4/27/00, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 27, 2000 at 05:46:24AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > >Nice point.  This needs to be added to the TODO list.  BTW, why is your root
> > >mounted on D: and your package installed in H:\Cygnus?  Why not change your
> > >mount of / to `mount -f -b h:/Cygnus /'?  It should work much better that
> > way.
> > 
> > What needs to be added?  We're not going to be putting /cygdrive paths in
> > the mount table.
> > 
>The display of the cygdrive prefix needs to be added to the output of `mount'. 
>Currently the only way to know the values of this is to either use regedit or

I'm not sure if I understand your point here Earnie.  As I understand it, the
/cygdrive paths get generated automatically and "on-the-fly" when someone or
something references a path to a Windows drive that has not been explicitly 
mounted (i.e. is not in the mount table).  The /cygdrive path exists only as
long as its needed/used, so its transient.  Seems to me that it makes sense to 
simply add to the documentation that those who want to eliminate the /cygdrive
prefix from one of their paths should simply mount the drive in question to 
their favorite path... or am I missing some important point in all this?

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