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Re: A good way to test if cygwin isn't installed?

On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 01:19:39PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 06:08:48PM +0100, Hughes, Bill wrote:
>>Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> If you have cygwin programs available to you, then use the mount
>>>> command. If the only output from the mount command is of the
>>>> "noumount" variety then cygwin isn't installed in any meaningful way.
>>> Personally I would consider the existence or non-existence of
>>> cygwin1.dll to be a more definitive measure of whether or not Cygwin
>>> is installed in a "meaningful" way.
>>I think it may be possible to cygwin installed and not have it in the path,
>>if it's started from a bat or cmd that modifies the path etc...
>>anyway, finding cygwin1.dll may be a slow process. It might be better to
>>access the registry, this jscript uses the windows scripting host, so won't
>>work on older boxes unless wsh is there, but as a proof of concept it may be
>Just having "mount.exe" and "cygwin1.dll" in the same directory and running
>"mount" should be adequate.
>If "mount" exits with a "multiple cygwin problem" then, well...
>If "mount" shows more than just /cygdrive paths, then cygwin isn't installed
>in any useful way.

(batting 1000)

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