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Re: echo and CYGWIN variable

On Thu, 22 May 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Thu, 22 May 2003, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 May 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > > Whenever you redirect to a file, the mount table is consulted, and the
> > > appropriate mode is selected (i.e., CYGWIN has no effect).  If you use
> > > Win32 paths, there are no entries in the mount table, so I'm not quite
> > > sure what's going on.
> > Correct me if I'm wrong (please), but I thought this worked like this:
> > 1) d:/foo -> /cygdrive/d/foo
> > 2) look in mount table
> > the mount type (bin or text) is whatever the parent of /cygdrive/d/foo is,
> > which is /cygdrive/d -> /cygdrive -> /
> > if / is binmode, (and there's nothing between /cygdrive/d/foo and / in the
> > mount table), /cygdrive/d/foo is binmode.
> >
> > But please, enlighten me if this is not how it works :)
> >
> > > You could try using backslashes instead of forward slashes (I think
> > > those force textmode),
> > If so, where does this:
> > d:\\foo -> d:/foo -> /cygdrive/d/foo
> > break?
> >
> > rlc
> That's not quite how it works, Ronald.  You were right in tracing back to
> /cygdrive, but you should have realized that /cygdrive is a mount in
> itself, and it will not get further reduced to "/". 
Of course, silly of me..

> So, if you use the /cygdrive/d syntax, it will use the mode on the
> /cygdrive mount.  If you use the d:\\ syntax, the files will be opened
> using raw Win32 calls, and who knows what the mode will be (ISTR that it
> defaults to text).
And if you use the d:/ syntax, will that translate to the cygdrive syntax 
or to the d:\\ syntax?

>From what I understand of your previous mail, if d:\\ forces textmode, but 
d:/ does not, d:/ is translated to /cygdrive/d whereas d:\\ is not.. Is 
this documented somewhere? (If not, I'll be happy to do the writing).


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