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Re: Cygwin Newbie Question
- From: "Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 23:40:34 -0000
- Subject: Re: Cygwin Newbie Question
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- Reply-to: "Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk>
> > Even though having /dev is optional isn't the setup program supposed to
> > create this and proc?
> I may be wrong (since I've had a cygwin installation a long time and
> them myself), but I don't think so.
> I'm afraid I'm about to leave for the weekend, but hopefully someone else
> on the list can pick this up.
Certainly can. /proc is a virtual filesystem and doesn't need to have a
directory in the root for it to be accessed by Cygwin. The only real
advantage for me having this directory is that I can see it in some of my
file/dir related utilities. /dev/file is a virtual file (fhandler), but
AFAIK this will be changing soon'ish. The real answer is no.
elfyn at exposure dot org dot uk
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