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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1

On Oct 24 20:20, Andrey Repin wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, fixed.

> > 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.

Thanks, I'm glad to read that.

> > - /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?

No, it's a bug.  The internal cygdrive path has a trailing slash, which
I have to remove for the symlink.  If the cygdrive path is "/", the
result is an empty path, which is the same as a self-reference.  I fixed
that in CVS.

> Or what this is supposed to be at all? Shouldn't it be a simple text file
> containing current cygdrive prefix?

As a symlink, you can use /proc/cygdrive directly as path component
in a script.  With a text file you couldn't do that.

> > - /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.
> [...]
> I approve of this product and/or service.
> I would use a mountvol data around here somewhere, too. But it's useful as it
> is already.

mountvol data?!?  -v?

> > - New API: quotactl, designed after the Linux/BSD function, but severly
> severely? I'm no expert, but that's probably the right form.

Thanks, fixed.

> 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?

I wouldn't do that.  The layout is checked by existing scripts.  I wouldn't
want to break that.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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