Added some interesting functionality to my cygwin sandbox

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jul 2 17:26:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 01:05:20PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 06:47:51PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >  But how
> >would we solve that with the old symlink style?  Giving the path as
> >Windows path in the file?
> I think we just don't worry about it for old symlinks

Uhm... I don't quite like the idea.  We didn't exactly discourage the
usage of old-style symlinks and they still have their style.  I mean,
they are still not a bad or especially ugly implementation, are they?

> >I don't understand how the mount table comes into play here.  Could you
> >describe what you have in mind?
> mount c:/windows /windows

That solves the problem only for a small bunch of special directories
but it doesn't solve the problem for /cygdrive-relative symlinks in
general.  Therefore my above question.  I was thinking about a general
solution for all these symlinks.


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