setup - duplicating cygwin

Shankar Unni
Wed Jun 21 20:03:00 GMT 2006

Jim Easton wrote:

> cd /cygdrive/c/cygwin
> cd proc
> For which I received the message:
> "bash: cd: proc: No such file or directory"

Of course. As you surmised, these two are *NOT* the same. The literal 
path "/proc" (and "/dev") are treated specially.

Unlike on linux, "mount" is not modifying the kernel layer below to 
create a file system linkage - it's all in the emulation layer for 
open() in cygwin1.dll..

You can't cd to "/" using a native win32 shell, for instance, and see 
any of these mount points..

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