Relating device names in /dev/ to drive letters in Windows.

Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Thu Jul 23 09:36:05 GMT 2020

Hi all,

I have noticed that after plugging in a USB drive, device files appear
in /dev that correlate to the partitions on the drive.

This is great because it means things like ddrescue can work in Cygwin,
but I'm not yet sure how to relate these to the drives Windows sees.
None of the standard Linux tools I use to gather system information
(lsblk, blkid, lshw) seem to be available on Cygwin. I'm guessing this
is because they won't work because there's no kernel or low level
hardware access or something like that. Does anyone know how to do this?


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