hardlinks on directories?

Ulli Horlacher framstag@rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Fri Jan 31 10:18:00 GMT 2020

On Thu 2020-01-30 (12:26), Eric Blake wrote:

> > Are this directory hard links?
> No, rather they are parallel mount points (the same directory mounted 
> under two different names).

/: mount
C:/cygwin64/bin on /usr/bin type ntfs (binary,auto)
C:/cygwin64/lib on /usr/lib type ntfs (binary,auto)
C:/cygwin64 on / type ntfs (binary,auto)
C: on /cygdrive/c type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)

That's it! Thanks!

But why does Cygwin mount the directories /usr/bin and /usr/lib extra?
Why not a symbolic link?
And which process does this mounting?

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