Referencing Files In Bash Using UNC format?

Chris Faylor
Sat Mar 18 16:58:00 GMT 2000

On Sat, Mar 18, 2000 at 01:01:36PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>William Wylde wrote:
>> Corrina Vinschen scribed:
>Try it with "Corinna".
>> >As it's usual on U*X systems you may use forward slashes:
>> >
>> >     ls //system/directory
>> In a simular vein, is there any way to mount a remote drive (i.e. NFS) via
>> cygwin?  If not, are there any plans to incorporate NFS support in a later
>> cygwin release?
>If remote drives are visible in the normal network neighborhood
>you can mount them with the usual mount command:
>mount -f -b //system/directory /whateveryouwant

Just to answer definitively: No.  There are no plans to incorporate NFS
support into cygwin.  Such support is completely outside of any of the
design goals of cygwin.

Cygwin is just a DLL.  It is not a filesystem driver.


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