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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex dot ru>
- To: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin at cygwin dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:20:19 +0400
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1
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- References: <announce dot 20141022092323 dot GH32374 at calimero dot vinschen dot de>
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Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> For your convenience I wrote new documentation. Since this is a TEST
> prerelease, the new documentation is not part of the official docs yet.
> Rather have a look at
"via an undocumented APIr " should be "... API, " probably.
> If you read it
> (which I seriously hope for) and it's all just incomprehensible
> gobbledygook to you, please say so on the mailing list
> cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
> so we have a chance to improve the documentation.
I'm in the process of reading it. Goes slowly, but that's due to my head
condition. It really a very good read, thank you.
> - /proc/cygdrive is a new symlink pointing to the current cygdrive prefix.
> This can be utilized in scripts to access paths via cygdrive prefix, even
> if the cygdrive prefix has been changed by the user.
Hm. The prefix currently set to just "/".
$ ls -l /proc/cygdrive
lrwxrwxrwx 1 anrdaemon None 0 Oct 24 20:17 /proc/cygdrive -> /proc/cygdrive
$ ls -l /proc/cygdrive/
ls: cannot access /proc/cygdrive/: Not a directory
Is this... normal?
Or what this is supposed to be at all? Shouldn't it be a simple text file
containing current cygdrive prefix?
> - /proc/partitions now prints the windows mount points the device is mounted
> on. This allows to recognize the underlying Windows devices of the Cygwin
> raw device names.
$ cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name win-mounts
8 0 78150744 sda
8 1 78149688 sda1 C:\dev\sdb1\
8 16 78150744 sdb
8 17 102400 sdb1
8 18 131072 sdb2
8 19 77916160 sdb3 C:\
8 32 488386584 sdc
8 33 486615520 sdc1 C:\dev\sdb1\dev\sdc1\ C:\dev\sdb1\d\ C:\dev\sdc1\
8 48 312571224 sdd
8 49 312568641 sdd1 C:\dev\sdb1\dev\sdd1\ C:\dev\sdd1\
8 64 0 sde
8 80 0 sdf
8 96 0 sdg
8 112 0 sdh
I approve of this product and/or service.
I would use a mountvol data around here somewhere, too. But it's useful as it
> - New API: quotactl, designed after the Linux/BSD function, but severly
severely? I'm no expert, but that's probably the right form.
A slightly unrelated request, but... I just had an issue I could prevent if
applying brain to hands, but... would it be a feasible request to make the
output of 'uname -r' suitable for naming a file?
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 24.10.2014, <19:51>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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