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Re: newbie: cygwin initial usage crashes machine

On Feb 10 18:51, Andrey Repin wrote:
> 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 â*.câ âprint  (and again later with âtype  f argument)
> > This ran, found a few .c files but continued running for a very long
> > time â longer that expected. Even from / I though it seem too long.
> > Many files appeared seemingly (from the displayed path name) as
> > âregistry-typeâ (UUIDâs 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.

-xdev is a helpful find option, too.


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