Multiple installations and 3PPs

Christopher Faylor
Sat Jan 22 04:58:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 08:23:53PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >If you want people to use mount, revise the documentation.  Either make
>> >the statement explicitly and provide an example, or explain the
>> >workings of cygwin mounts and how cygwin "starts" clearly enough that
>> >readers can deduce for themselves that mount can be used.
>> What documentation suggests that you should be modifying the registry
>> rather than using mount?  I'd be happy to change it.
>How about a FAQ entry along the following lines:
>How do I save, restore, delete, or modify the Cygwin information stored
>in the registry?
>Currently Cygwin stores its mount table information in the registry.  It
>is recommended that you use the 'mount' and 'umount' commands to
>manipulate the mount information instead of directly modifying the
>To save the mount information to a file for later restoration, use
>"mount -m > mounts.txt".  To remove all mount information use "umount
>-A".  To reincorporate saved mount information use "eval mounts.txt".

The "mount -m" command is actually intended to be a .bat, so it can
be something like:

  c:\>mount -m > mounts.bat # to record it
  c:\>.\mounts  # to restore it

Other than that, I like the wording.


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