[bug?] binary mount point option in setup

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Mon Apr 8 13:28:00 GMT 2002

At 04:19 PM 4/8/2002, James Nord wrote:
>I apear to have found a bug in cygwins setup program
>When installing as administrator on XP if you select install for everyone and set the default file format to be unix then the /cygdrive mount point will be binary mode when running as the administrator user.
>mounts are stored in HLKM, however /cygdrive mounts and defaults are stored in HKCU
>(see below.)
>So when a user (not administrator) comes to use the cygwin tools /cygdrive is mounted text not binary.
>Why does cygwin store the /cygdrive default in HKCU and not HKLM when installing as multiuser?
>why not store the info in HKLM along with the other mount options?

Patches cheerfully accepted!

>Also I couldn't find a way to change the options without running setup or regedit again.
>full drives can be changed with the mount command but /cygdrive only?

mount -b -s -c /cygdrive

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