Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

Sebastien Vauban wxhgmqzgwmuf@spammotel.com
Tue Aug 2 12:23:00 GMT 2011

Hi Corinna Vinschen,

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> How is that different from using a drive letter like C:? The best you can do
> is to create a mount point(*) under Cygwin which has the same path as under
> Ubuntu. Then, just use the same POSIX paths on both systems.

As I put all my files starting at c:/home/sva, I'd then to mount

    C: = /


So that my home directory under Ubuntu (/home/sva) is the same under Cygwin
(/home/sva = C:/home/sva).

Though, the following did not succeed:

#+begin_src sh
$ mount C: / -o binary
mount: warning: couldn't determine mount type.
mount: /: Operation not permitted

Is this operation really not permitted?

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

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