How to uniformly point to the root of a drive?

Dave Korn
Sun May 20 16:34:00 GMT 2007

On 20 May 2007 17:11, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Dave Korn wrote:
>>   This relies on the mountpoints being set correctly, which might not work
>> if your drive letter changes ...
> Well if that is the case and / points to the wrong dir then I don't see
> how you can be using Cygwin at all,

  I'm not sure exactly what Thorsten is looking for in his original question,
so I don't know if it's relevant here or not, but it might be useful for a
portable installation to have a way to detect the drive letter so as to be
able to (re)assign the mountpoints (e.g. from Cygwin.bat) before starting up a
shell or other cygwin app.  USB stick drive letters change very often...

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