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Re: Cygwin mounts
- To: "McCunney, Dennis" <DMcCunney@roper.com>, "Cygwin Mailing list \(E-mail\)" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Cygwin mounts
- From: Earnie Boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 02:10:48 +0000 (GMT)
- Reply-To: email@example.com
--- "McCunney, Dennis" <DMcCunney@roper.com> wrote:
> I'm starting to explore the possibility of using Cygwin's "mount" facility.
> It looks like an elegant solution to several problems. But there is one
> question I haven't seen discussed here: what happens if you already _have_
> an existing directory structure with /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local, /etc, etc.,
> and things in them?
> I have a variety of non-Cygwin Unix tools, in a Unix style directory
> hierarchy. I'd prefer to keep distributions seperate, but it appears that
> blending them will be forced, unless I'm missing something basic.
You've missed something basic. Leave the cygwin related tools in a directory
under cygwin for example and use the umount and mount programs to remount the
root to the cygwin directory. More detail at the link in the sig.
> Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.
Earnie Boyd <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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