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Re: how to detect if Windows or Linux is running?

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 05:07:15PM -0500, H. S. wrote:
>I have installed Cygwin on a Windows XP computer to get rsync and ssh 
>running so that I can backup my important data on a Linux computer on my 
>home LAN. The idea is to use rsync to make rolling backups of my Windows 
>data automatically, say, once or twice a day and to retain last N 
>backups (N most probably going to be 10~20).
>But the problem I had not foreseen is that I dual boot this Windows 
>machine between Windows XP and Debian. How should I gracefully let the 
>rsync server know if this computer is running Linux or XP?
>I know that if the computer is running Linux, the rsync server will 
>never find /cygdrive/... folders and will just quite with an error. But 
>this is not 'clean', it will result in mails to the rsync server root 
>about the error.

Why not just use mount to mount things similarly on the cygwin side
and the linux side?


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