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Re: Where is cygwin bin directory?

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 09:58:18PM +0100, Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
>cgf wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 07:20:26PM +0100, Lennart Borgman wrote:
>>> Is the path to Cygwin bin directory available in windows registry?
>>> It would be nice if it were there since that would make it easier to
>>> use Cygwin from other programs.
>> "man cygpath"
>> "man mount"
>- Windows style path
>$ cygpath -aw /bin
>Output, e.g: W:\cygwin\bin
>- Cygwin style path
>$ echo "$(cygpath -am /bin)" | \
>sed -re 's/^(..)(.*)$/\1;\2;-/' | \
>(IFS=";" read drive path garbage; \
>echo "$(cygpath -au "$drive")$path" )
>Output, e.g: /cygdrive/w/cygwin/bin

Referrring to the cygwin /bin directory as /cygdrive/w/cygwin/bin serves
no purpose.

To the OP - just use whatever cygpath options make sense.  It's not that
hard and it certainly doesn't require anything like the gobbledegook

Or, if you just are just curious about what /bin translates to, use mount.


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