Added some interesting functionality to my cygwin sandbox

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Jul 1 16:00:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 11:41:17AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Yes, but when you create a symlink, that's exactly what you're doing
> > (storing the result).  Or are you suggesting re-creating the symlinks on
> > the fly every time?  Can you think of another way of making symlinks
> > mount-independent?
> No but AFAICS there should be no need to create a symlink to a file
> installed through setup using the cygdrive prefix.  All these files
> are surely inside of the / mount and so all these symlinks should
> always use either the full path from the Cygwin root or (better) a
> relative path.
> Corinna

Ah, but what about files that are *outside* of the Cygwin root tree (in
known locations)?  Such as the HOSTS file in the windows system directory,
for example?
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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