bash: cd: /cygdrive/w: Too many levels of symbolic links

Wes Barris public1@wesbarris.com
Fri Apr 29 19:21:01 GMT 2022


For the past couple of months the latest versions of cygwin produce this error 
when attempting to reference a network drive.  There have been a couple of other 
threads reporting this and talk about patches.  Is there a fix coming for this 
in the production version of cygwin?

$ cd /cygdrive/w
bash: cd: /cygdrive/w: Too many levels of symbolic links
$ 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,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
D: on /cygdrive/d type ntfs (binary,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
M: on /cygdrive/m type ntfs (binary,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
P: on /cygdrive/p type ntfs (binary,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
S: on /cygdrive/s type ntfs (binary,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
V: on /cygdrive/v type ntfs (binary,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
W: on /cygdrive/w type ntfs (binary,noacl,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)

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