md5sum of a CD

Hughes, Bill Bill.Hughes@cox.co.uk
Mon Sep 1 13:12:00 GMT 2003


Sent: 01 September 2003 13:57 From: Corinna Vinschen 
>Thank you for your help.
>
>I've changed the description how to access raw devices.  The way how to
>mount these devices is entirely gone.  Please read it again and report
>back, if the description of raw devices is a bit clearer now.

Definitely better, but why not change:
"Windows NT/W2K/XP additionally support raw devices like floppies, disks,
partitions and tapes. These are accessed from Cygwin applications using
POSIX device names which are supported in two different ways.

Up to Cygwin 1.3.3 the only way to access those devices was to mount the
Win32 device names to a POSIX device name but this usage is discouraged
since Cygwin 1.3.4 and only kept for backward compatibility."

to something like:
"Windows NT/W2K/XP additionally support raw devices like floppies, disks,
partitions and tapes. These are accessed from Cygwin applications using
POSIX device names."

The next para starts "Beginning with Cygwin 1.3.4" so it's apparent that
it's a change from previous behaviour.

You could even go for :
"Windows NT/W2K/XP additionally support raw devices like floppies, disks,
partitions and tapes. These are accessed from Cygwin applications using
POSIX device names, beginning with Cygwin 1.3.4 these raw devices are
accessible ...."

I hope the feedback is useful, even if you don't agree with the suggestion.
Thanks again.


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