associating device names with cygdrive directories

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 25 20:42:00 GMT 2010


On 8/25/2010 4:11 PM, Jeremy Bopp wrote:
> On 8/25/2010 3:03 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 02:47:21PM -0500, Charles D. Russell wrote:
>>> On Linux, the mount command reveals the association between filesystem
>>> names and /dev/ names, but Cygwin mount doesn't tell.
>>
>> Sorry that's not how the mount command works on Linux.  It's not always
>> easy to tell the device associated on linux either.  Sometimes you need
>> to look at dmesg output.  Unfortunately cygwin has nothing similar.
>
> The wodim command from the cdrtools package includes logic (-scanbus
> option) which is able to identify SCSI devices under Cygwin.  It doesn't
> map them to the /dev namespace, but it shows that something like you
> need may be possible.  Wodim is also able to take a drive letter and
> directly use that when writing an ISO file to the drive.
>
> Maybe you could start there and craft a tool to do what you need.

That might be the easiest way to creating a tool, since you'd have
existing logic to leverage.  But to answer your original question, you
can certainly use the information from Disk Management to figure out
the mapping.

<http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/src/winsup/cygwin/devices.cc?rev=1.31&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup&cvsroot=src>

should help in that regard.  But essentially, "Disk 0" = /dev/sda, etc.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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