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Re: directories via. cygwin/windows

Jim Easton wrote:
Dear All,

Could someone please explain to me what is going on or direct me
to documentation that would explain it or perhaps to a more
appropriate list.

If I cd to:
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/jim/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files
ls shows:
Content.IE5  Content.MSO  desktop.ini

Whereas if I go to the same directory via. windows it show hundreds of
files, not including "Content.IE5", but most of which (not all) can be found somewhere in the directory "Content.IE5" via. cygwin.

Furthermore a file created, via. cygwin, in "Temporary Internet Files"
or any of it's subdirectories it does not show up in the window's list.

However a file created in his neighbour viz.
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/jim/Local Settings/Temp
does show up in the window's list of Temp.

Being a long time unix user I tentatively conclude that the windows
rendering of "Temporary Internet Files" is not actually the same as
the one accessed via. cygwin, even though their paths appear to be
the same.  So I wonder if cygwin can access the actual windows

You're better off comparing the results of "dir" from the Windows command
prompt (without a running Cygwin shell) to the results you get from the
Cygwin shell in the same directory.  Keep in mind that Cygwin uses "mount"
to redirect certain directories (/usr/bin, /usr/lib, and /) so you will see
a mismatch for these directories.  See "man mount" for more info.

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