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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: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 10:45:24 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Path confusion
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Luke Kendall wrote:
> On 1 Apr, To: cygwin@XXXXXX.XXX wrote:
> > > You must mean 'chown -R --from="$USER" ...' :-)
> > Hmm, sounds better still. :-)
> D'oh! Not possible: there's no -xdev option on chown, so that would
> do a whole lot more chown-ing than intended, as it reached across the
> network, or at least into other mount points under "/" ...
Ah, quite true. Any discussion of adding such an option should probably
be done on the coreutils mailing lists, as this would be likely useful not
only for Cygwin.
> While just checking that, I also discovered that "man chown" now
> produces no output. Other man entries seem fine.
> $ cygcheck -s | grep "^cygwin "
> cygcheck: dump_sysinfo: GetVolumeInformation() failed: 67
> cygwin 1.5.13-1
FWIW, a better way to produce the above line is "cygcheck -cd cygwin".
> $ man chown | cat -tvu
> Warning: cannot open configuration file /usr/share/misc/man.conf
Heh? First off, why would you need to pipe this to "cat" (aside from the
fact that "-u" is ignored, and "-v" is redundant with "-t")? Secondly,
you don't get the above message with other man pages, do you?
> $ gunzip -c /usr/share/man/man1/chown.1.gz | nroff -man | head
> CHOWN(1) User Commands CHOWN(1)
In addition to what Eric mentioned, it would also be nice to see your
mount table, so attaching the output of "cygcheck -svr" would be a good
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