Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Aug 2 14:37:00 GMT 2011

On Aug  2 14:22, Sebastien Vauban wrote:
> 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: = /
> right?

Wrong.  Don't change the root mount point.

> 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
> #+end_src
> Is this operation really not permitted?

Don't do this.  Add a mount point to /home to your fstab.

Did you *read* the User's Guide?  In my previous mail I pasted two
links for your convenience.  For good measure I add another one:



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