Need name and functionality suggestions for a new utility

Christopher Faylor
Tue Oct 23 22:33:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 03:29:25PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor [ ]
>> >Also mmap id's, and any named objects that are file 
>> path/name based will
>> >need alteration (prefix with 'MyOwnCygwin' ?). The cygwin daemon is
>> >going to need adjustment for this as well.
>> I don't think I want to go that crazy.  This is just for 
>> cygwin objects.
>> Theoretically, the whole mount table will look different so mmap
>> objects, at least, will refer to different paths anyway.
>Ahh, touch /t
>run prog that mmaps to /t
>will conflict unless the named objects are created using win32 paths as
>their basis. And for canonical behaviour using the unix path makes sense
>to me.

Well, mmap()ed (as in the system call mmap()) objects certainly are
created using win32 paths.

I'm modifying cygwin's "shared_name()" call to munge names in this
environment, though.

Hmm.  How about cygnewenv?

or just cygenv?

Nah.  Env has another meaning.

>> >>cygjail maybe?  cygisland?  cygme?
>> >
>> >cygme with your coding trick?  (aplogies to Ian Dury).
>> Don't know the reference, sorry.
>"Hit me with your rhythm stick", - search for Ian Dury and the
>Blockheads. I'm pretty sure you will recognise it if you hear it.

Ok.  Now I get it.
>> Maybe.  I don't like the prefix 'cyg' much but it does help reduce
>> namespace pollution if we call all of the unique cygwin utilities
>> cygsomething -- even if we strayed from that naming in the past.
>cygmycyg ? 



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