/cygdrive/windows ?

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed May 3 07:34:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 12:06:47PM +0200, Espen Harlinn wrote:
>> On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 10:50:06PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> >
>> >`cygpath --windir`
>> >
>> >The only time we'd need something like this visible outside a compiled
>> >application is a script, and a script can use cygpath to get the
>> >directory path and store it.  Any compiled program can just call
>> >GetWindowsDirectory() itself.
>> Actually, I was thinking that it would be nice to have this in a tar file:
>> /cygdrive/system/some.dll .
>> This would always extract some.dll to the windows/system directory.
>IMHO: Putting things in windows\system[32] is not a very bright idea,
>keeping the complete cygwin installation in a separate directory is how I
>like it. At various times it has been usefull to have several different
>cygwin installations installed into different directories. If some.dll goes
>into windows\system[32] the requirement for backwards binary compability
>becomes more stringent when changes are made to some.dll. There is also the
>slight problem that some.dll may allready exist on the target system and it
>might just be something quite different from your some.dll i.e. a name

Um.  I was not talking about putting cygwin stuff in windows/system.

I used the example "some.dll" not "cygwin1.dll".


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