associating device names with cygdrive directories

Rolf Campbell
Thu Aug 26 12:13:00 GMT 2010

On 2010-08-26 07:26, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I have another one:
>    $ for F in /dev/s* ; do echo "$F    $(cygpath -w $F)" ; done
>    /dev/sda    \\.\PhysicalDrive0
>    /dev/sda1    \\.\STORAGE#Volume#{781f8bd6-7d0d-11de-8012-806e6f6e6963}#0000000000100000#{53f5630d-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}
>    /dev/sda2    \\.\Volume{781f8bda-7d0d-11de-8012-806e6f6e6963}
>    /dev/sda3    \\.\D:
> but there are two problems.
> Up to the current Cygwin 1.7.6 the info from /proc/partitions is
> incomplete for non-privileged users.  I just checked in a patch to
> Cygwin which allows the full partition info also for non-priv'ed users.
> Apart from that, the output of cygpath -w for devices isn't overly
> helpful yet.  I look into improving that a bit.
> Corinna

When I run "echo /dev/s*", I only get "/dev/shm /dev/stderr /dev/stdin 
/dev/stdout", how/why is yours showing the drive devices?

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