cygdrive flags / hiding cygdrive prefix directory (the old behavior)
Carl Christopher Edquist
Thu Jun 15 18:27:00 GMT 2006
On 6/15/06, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> Does the following do what you want?
> mount -u -b --change-cygdrive-prefix "/"
> Stepp, Charles wrote:
> > Symlink?
> > ln -s /cygdrive/c /c
No... Thanks but no. Barry and Charles, i think you're answering a
different question. This thread wasn't about changing the path for
the cygdrive prefix, but, rather, making it invisible to cygwin
Igor, about /cygdrive being created upon install:
> If anything does this, it will probably be a postinstall script that
> contains the string "cygdrive". Grep through all .sh.done files in
> /etc/postinstall, and you'll likely find the culprit.
No luck with anything in /etc/postinstall. Hmm... not sure if anyone
will care enough to investigate this.
> > Do you think anyone at cygwin
> > would consider making this feature optional in a later release?
> They will probably consider it and reject it. The spirit of open-source
> software is that you scratch what itches you, and others benefit. This is
> not something that itches any of the Cygwin developers. Hence,
> If you do plan to submit a patch, I suggest looking at the
> fhandler_disk_file::readdir() function, and changing it to optionally
> remove the virtual /cygdrive directory according to a new cygdrive flag
> (and add a corresponding mount option). That way, this behavior can be
> controlled according to people's tastes.
Thanks for the advice!
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