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Re: newbie: cygwin initial usage crashes machine

Greetings, jss pop!

> I  installed cygwin( CYGWIN_NT-5.1)without any problems at all. Clicked
> the Win desktop icon and the up came the Window and bash prompt.
> However I then tried:-

> find / -name “*.c” –print  (and again later with –type  f argument)
> This ran, found a few .c files but continued running for a very long
> time – longer that expected. Even from / I though it seem too long.
> Many files appeared seemingly (from the displayed path name) as
> “registry-type” (UUID’s in pathname)  under  /proc.   The machine
> eventually crashed!  I do mean the machine   itself btw and not just
> cygwin.

That's because...
Cygwin implements *NIX way of thinking about your system.
The root ("/") filesystem contains EVERYTHING: files, registry, running
process pool...
If you want to avoid such collisions, either exclude /proc from search path,
or explicitly specify more narrow search path.

Andrey Repin ( 10.02.2012, <18:47>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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