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Re: cygdrive prefix

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:02:19 -0700, Andrew DeFaria <>
> Vincent R. wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there any good reason to force user to use /cygdrive/ before 
>> accessing a drive ?
> Considering you aren't forced to use /cygdrive/ (see mount(1m)) no...
>> I am asking it because I regularly switch from cygwin to mingw and 
>> some simple script needs to be adapted every time.
> Huh? Can't your script sense you're using Cygwin or Mingw?
>> Wouldn't be easier to access directly to a drive without entering 
>> cygdrive? Is there any reason for that ?
> What would be your proposal for a POSIX path to indicate you are now 
> accessing a Windows drive by letter? "/cygdrive/" is just a string 
> indicating this. You can change it with mount(1m). Personally I (ab)use 
> /dev...

Ok I see your point but I find it weird to complicate things by adding
Maybe some people are crazy enough to create folders with one letter at
filesystem root
but that's not my case so typing /c means I want  to access C drive.

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