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Re: Windows 7: stat /cygdrive/D/nosuchfile yields garbage

Larry Hall wrote:
> On 5/18/2011 9:57 PM, Keith Thompson wrote:
> > I'm using Cygwin (version 1.7.9-1 of cygwin1.dll) on Windows 7
> > on a Dell laptop.  Cygwin is installed in C:\cygwin.
> > 
> > I should mention that I have a second Cygwin installation on
> > the same laptop; it's in C:\apps\cygwin, and has version 1.7.5-1
> > of cygwin1.dll.  I understand that having more than one Cygwin
> > installation on a Windows box is not supported, and if that's likely
> > to be the cause of this problem I won't complain.  But if anyone
> > else has seen similar behavior with a supported configuration,
> > it should probably be looked into further.
> I cannot reproduce this with either 1.7.9 or 1.7.5 (different machines
> though).  In my case, I cannot stat /cygdrive/d or anything under it
> unless there is media in the drive.
> $ stat /cygdrive/d
> stat: cannot stat `/cygdrive/d': No such file or directory

The problem went away after a reboot.  Hooray Windows!

Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith)  <>
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