/cygdrive/windows ?

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed May 3 12:09:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 02:55:02PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> As far as /boot is concerned, I like the name, but I hate polluting the
>> namespace.  We've already abrogated /cygdrive, so I was thinking that
>> we should stick with that even though it doesn't make sense to refer
>> to the windows directory as a "drive".
>Except that the user can change "cygdrive" also.  The only hard-coded
>path we use is "/dev/" so maybe you want "/dev/boot/windir" ?

That's fine.  If they change the /cygdrive parameter then
/cygdrive/boot/windrive (or whatever) follows along with it.  That was
the whole philosophy behind making /cygdrive available.  I don't have
a problem with the user changing this on their machine.  Presumably
they know what they're doing if they do that.

We didn't use /dev for the same reason that it is, IMO, not appropriate
for this use.  The /dev mountpoint is supposed to refer to "devices"
it's not supposed to be gateway into a hierarchical filesystem.


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