DDS4 device mnemonic with cygwin
Tue Mar 9 20:35:00 GMT 2004
On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Mazzotta, Paul wrote:
> To whom it may concern;
> According to the cygwin user's guide, tape drive devices
> are mapped to /dev... or /device... . Shouldn't you be able
> to see these directories from a cygwin window under the
> / directory ? If so, is it because I did not install all of cygwin
> at the time of installation ? On my Windows 2000 host in a
> cygwin window, I need to be able to perform a tar command
> in the form: tar cvf /dev...(for tape device) filename.
> Any help in resloving this issue is most appreciated !
Until Cygwin switches to mknod for devices, /dev will be a virtual
filesystem in Cygwin (as are /proc, /cygdrive, etc). As such, it won't
show up in the listing of the parent directory (i.e., /). What you need
to do is create an actual directory for /dev, and the empty file entries
for all of its contents to be able to 'ls' them. You can use a script I
posted in <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2004-01/msg00353.html> for
this purpose (it'll also create some Linux-style symlinks).
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