cd /d/somedir fails, but cd /d; cd somedir works

Chris Faylor
Wed Jun 14 12:48:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 03:00:37PM -0400, Tolkin, Steve wrote:
>I think I have found and fixed the problem.
>It was indeed that C: was mounted in binmode.  After I did this:
>505~> mount -f -t c: /
>506~> mount
>Device              Directory           Type         Flags
>C:\bin              /usr/bin            user         binmode
>C:\lib              /usr/lib            user         binmode
>d:                  /d                  user         textmode
>f:                  /f                  user         textmode
>c:                  /                   user         textmode
>e:                  /e                  user         textmode
>my "Permission denied" problems, as mentionned below, went away!
>I think this should be added to the FAQ and/or other relevant documents.

If you got "Permission denied" errors just because something was mounted
as binmode, then that's a bug.  I'm not going to add a bug report to the
FAQ.  Sorry.

AFAIK, all of the "permission denied" errors were fixed in cygwin 1.1.2.


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