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Re: mount never fails ... sorta
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 12:56:49 -0400
- Subject: Re: mount never fails ... sorta
- References: <200606111234.k5BCYrpq015157@sd.skydive1.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Richard Foulk wrote:
Give mount(1) nonexistent hosts or directories and it will complain,
but it still populates the mount table as if it succeeded.
It also always returns zero, for success or failure.
Cygwin's mount is a different bird than on Unix. It really is just a mapping
table of POSIX names to DOS or UNC-style paths. It is not required that the
POSIX path exist for things to work. But since most people coming from a UNIX
background expect that it does and it certainly helps things like shell
path completion if the paths do already exist, you get a warning to let you
know about this difference.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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