cygwin doesn't show .. in all directories

Christopher Faylor cgf-rcm@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 8 02:58:00 GMT 2003


On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 12:28:20PM +1000, David O'Shea wrote:
>I didn't see a response to this query.  Can someone at least confirm
>that this appears to be a valid bug (just mount some directories and
>take a look I guess!)?  Once that happens I can look at how to fix it.
>I had a quick look at the code a month ago and thought it would
>probably be hard to fix but I guess a challenge would be good :)

Do a "dir c:" and then, say, a "dir c:\tmp" and note the difference.
Windows doesn't put a '.' and '..' in the root directories of drives.
Cygwin uses whatever windows provides.

cgf

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