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Re: mount's --change-cygdrive-prefix option (was Re: text / binary mounts (sorry))
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- Subject: Re: mount's --change-cygdrive-prefix option (was Re: text / binary mounts (sorry))
- From: Bob McGowan <rmcgowan at veritas dot com>
- Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 16:39:11 -0700
- Organization: VERITAS Software
I intended this for the list but apparently hit the reply button rather
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: mount's --change-cygdrive-prefix option (was Re: text /
binary mounts (sorry))
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 10:04:37 -0700
From: Bob McGowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: VERITAS Software
To: Jason Tishler <Jason.Tishler@dothill.com>
Jason Tishler wrote:
> I few spec level issues before I continue...
> There is currently no way to remove the user or system path prefix
> (except via the registry). Hence, once the user path prefix is set,
> the system path prefix can never have any effect (unless one hacks the
> registry). How should this missing functionality be realized?
> 1. Add a "--remove-cygdrive-prefix" to mount.
> 2. Add a "--remove-cygdrive-prefix" to umount.
I think umount is the best place to do this. It should default to
processing user entries and only do system entries if the -s option is
used (to match current functionality).
> 3. Enhance mount's "--change-cygdrive-prefix" to accept a missing
> posixpath that indicates the appropriate path prefix should be
> Additionally, there is currently no way to display the current value
> for the user and system path prefixes (except via the registry).
> Should this functionality be added to the mount display?
I think this is important if you are going to provide a "umount" feature
as above. It is useful to display the current state before trying to
modify it. Maybe the mount command should have a specific option to do
so, perhaps "--show-cygdrive-prefix"? But including the cygdrive-prefix
info as part of the default output works too. Either way, the
information is useful.
Staff Software Quality Engineer
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