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Re: pwd command output
- To: Keith Starsmeare <kxs at bigfoot dot com>
- Subject: Re: pwd command output
- From: Chris Faylor <cgf at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 08:03:05 -0400
- Cc: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
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On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 08:28:31AM +0100, Keith Starsmeare wrote:
>On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> BTW, I'm thinking that the cygdrive text is stored in the registry and could be
>> changed to what you want. I can't verify that at this time but you could look
>> using RegEdit. The /cygdrive/ was added to change the // due to problems with
>> Win32 thinking it was referencing a network drive. It could have just as well
>> have been made an error if the drive isn't mounted rather than defaulting to
>> anything at all.
>Why have the drives been mapped under "cygdrive" - that's quite a
>confusing name as it's referring to the DOS or Window's drives! Why not
>mount them on /dev (in the Unix style) instead?
Because that is not what /dev is used for on UNIX. For instance, you
don't do "ls /dev/a" to get a directory under UNIX. You also don't do
something like "cd /dev/fd0" to change your directory there.
If you don't like the "/cygdrive" name you can change it.
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