New install problems

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Dec 2 12:37:00 GMT 1999

Chris Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 08:09:08AM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> >-8<-
> >>
> >> In Cygwin v1.0 (only available on CD, currently <but I'm working on that>)
> >> mount has a "-f" option to force a mount, so you can do this, too:
> >>
> >> mount -f d:\unix /
> >
> >Would that not have to be `mount -f d:\\unix /' if executed in bash?  or
> >alternatively `mount -f 'd:\unix' /'?
> Yes, but I would suggest that this not be run under bash.  It will probably
> work best if you do this standalone.


Forward slash works for the native path as well:

	mount -f d:/unix /

This is nice for native device paths:

	mount -f //./tape0 /dev/st0

instead of

	mount -f \\\\.\\tape0 

and this works in bash (ash, tcsh, ksh, zsh...), too, if you call mount
with correct path.


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