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Re: Cygwin portable bash
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:04:59 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cygwin portable bash
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On 09/29/2009 12:51 AM, Andy Holt wrote:
ok, all apologies. I am familiar with mount, but if there is something
extra special about how it works w/in cygwin I will check the Users
Guide. I appreciate the direction, sorry I misunderstood (thought he was
just telling me to 'man mount' and I felt that would be a waste of time
since I am already familiar with the general of mount and the different
basic linux mount points like bin and / and swap etc).
The semantics of Cygwin's mount are different than that of traditional
Principally, Cygwin's mount is responsible for mapping DOS paths into POSIX
paths. It does not mount file-systems at the driver level like Unix/Linux.
However, I also did not realize I was using an outdated version of
cygwin!! Perhaps I should work off of 1.7 instead of 1.5? This sounds
like it would probably make things a bit easier. is 1.7 stable enough?
1.7 is officially Beta (http://cygwin.com/#beta-test) but is very close to
Which you choose to use is up to you.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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