How to uniformly point to the root of a drive?

Dave Korn
Sun May 20 16:17:00 GMT 2007

On 20 May 2007 16:39, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>> is there a way to consistently point (in a script for instance) to the
>> root of a removable drive (flash drive)?
>> The root could be /cygdrive/g on one computer and on the other
>> /cygdrive/f (I have no control of the drive letters). One solution
>> would be to install Cygwin to \ (instead of the standard \cygwin) but
>> for clarity's sake I would like to keep the Cygwin stuff in a
>> directory of its own.
> I assume you mean the root directory of the drive on which Cygwin is
> installed, i.e. the drive containing /:
> echo "root dir of / is $(cygpath "$(cygpath -m / | cut -b1-3)")"
> This will fail for UNC paths and so on, but you can check for that I
> suppose.  You can use any arbitrary path in place of /, but be sure to
> quote as necessary.

  This relies on the mountpoints being set correctly, which might not work if
your drive letter changes ...

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