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Re: cd /d/somedir fails, but cd /d; cd somedir works
- To: "Tolkin, Steve" <Steve dot Tolkin at fmr dot com>, <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: cd /d/somedir fails, but cd /d; cd somedir works
- From: "Terry Lincoln" <lincoln2 at rochester dot rr dot com>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 23:54:59 -0400
- References: <F614BF868E0DD411A5A700508B957E0038D02F@MSGBOS679NTS.fmr.com>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tolkin, Steve" <Steve.Tolkin@fmr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 3:00 PM
Subject: RE: cd /d/somedir fails, but cd /d; cd somedir works
> I think I have found and fixed the problem.
> It was indeed that C: was mounted in binmode. After I did this:
> 505~> mount -f -t c: /
> 506~> mount
> Device Directory Type Flags
> C:\bin /usr/bin user binmode
> C:\lib /usr/lib user binmode
> d: /d user textmode
> f: /f user textmode
> c: / user textmode
> e: /e user textmode
> my "Permission denied" problems, as mentionned below, went away!
> I think this should be added to the FAQ and/or other relevant documents.
Is it wise (see above mount output) to have the same drive with common
forks of the tree mounted in two different mode? You have C: mounted
text and C:\bin (as well as C:\lib) mounted as binary.
Now at what point in the path /usr/bin/test would cygwin switch from
text mode to binary mode. At / (text) at /usr (still text) /usr/bin (ha
ha now binary!) finally what happens if /usr/bin/fixer is a symlink to
/usr/fixer? Is it text or binary?
Do you really want files in /bin to be CRLF ended and files in /usr/bin
to be LF terminated?
Something to think about?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tolkin, Steve
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 12:55 PM
> > To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> > 0. I am running cygwin 1.1.1 and so I will later upgrade to
> > 1.1.2 to see if that solves the cd /d/somedir problem. In
> > the meantime I see some other anomalies, I am hoping that one
> > of these is the cause of my "Permission denied" problem
> > described in earlier emails, for which I still do not have
> > any workaound.
> > Summary: I get Permission denied from gcc, rcsdiff, and sort.
> > The first two are forking another process to do the IO, e.g.
> > gcc runs cpp.exe which is what actually reports the problem.
> > 1927/> TMP=/
> > 1928/> gcc a.c
> > cpp.exe: /cc7nEycW.i: Permission denied
> > This same failure happens even if I set TMP to a textmode device.
> > I am completely stuck on this.
> > 1929/> echo $CYGWIN
> > ntsec tty notitle
> > 1. I do not have unmount anywhere in my path? Why not?
> > 1924/> unmount /e
> > bash: unmount: command not found
> > 2. The output of the mount command shows that C: is binmode
> > rather than textmode. Is this a problem?
> > Device Directory Type Flags
> > C:\bin /usr/bin user binmode
> > C:\lib /usr/lib user binmode
> > d: /d user textmode
> > f: /f user textmode
> > C: / user binmode
> > e: /e user textmode
> Hopefully helpfully yours,
> Steven Tolkin email@example.com 617-563-0516
> Fidelity Investments 82 Devonshire St. R24D Boston MA 02109
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