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Re: cygdrive flags / hiding cygdrive prefix directory (the old behavior)
On 6/13/06, Brian Dessent <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> changed to become visible. The cygwin installer now also creates a
> real directory on the windows file system called cygdrive,
I don't know where you got this idea but it's absolutely not true.
There should never be a physical directory backing the cygdrive prefix,
and no package (and certainly not setup.exe) should ever create it.
Some users may create it to assist in tab-completion, but that is
something they would have done by hand.
I agree that it shouldn't create this directory... But i have tried
this a couple more times to verify. If i only do a base install, it
does not create a physical cygdrive directory, but if i install
everything, it does. (for reference, this is from a full download to
disk on june 8, 2006 from the sourceware.mirrors.tds.net mirror).
This change was made in 1.5.19:
was a change to the code in the DLL, and it has nothing to do with flags
in the mount table.
Great! This is what i was looking for. Do you think anyone at cygwin
would consider making this feature optional in a later release?
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