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Re: Path confusion
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Luke Kendall <luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 21:49:56 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Path confusion
- References: <20050401000923.A56E285080@pessard.research.canon.com.au>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Luke Kendall wrote:
> On 23 Mar, Brian Dessent wrote:
> > Luke Kendall wrote:
> > > Here's something that stunned me: I see different contents of a
> > > directory I want to be "empty-ish" (c:/cygwin/home), depending on how I
> > > refer to it. I think it's because sometimes, "c:/cygwin" == "/".
> > >
> > > $ cygpath -m /
> > > C:/cygwin
> > >
> > > $ ls c:/cygwin/home
> > > 00-THIS-DIRECTORY-SHOULD-BE-EMPTY.txt
> > >
> > > $ cd c:/cygwin/home
> > I think it's because when you 'cd' the path is normalized. After "cd
> > c:/cygwin/home" the current working directory is now /home. If you do
> > "ls /home" you should see the contents of the mount, if you do "ls
> > c:/cygwin/home" you'll see the contents of that directory itself. In
> > other words mounting something on "/home" only affects paths that start
> > with "/home". If you want "c:/cygwin/home" to actually be "d:/home"
> > then make it a symlink.
> > Brian
> The problem is then that there are two /home directories: the real
> /home that's mounted on, say d:/home, and the fake /home, formed by
> re-writing "c:/cygwin" as "/", and tacking on the home subdirectory.
> I think the solution is that I simply have to remove or rename
FWIW, this still won't allow you to access /home via c:/cygwin/home...
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