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RE: Determining the location of a Cygwin installation

> From: cygwin-owner at cygwin dot com [mailto:cygwin-owner at cygwin dot com]On Behalf
> Of Rolf Campbell

> > Software packages belong in  C:\Program\*  and nowhere else
> (Note that this
> > is equal to "C:\Program Files\*" on ENGLISH Win98.
> Ahhh... yeah.  So, what is the rest of the disk for?  Why not just put
> everything in a directory called "C:\Everything"?

 Ahh... Microsoft infestation detected. ;-)

 I should have written  "C:\Program\<package-name>\"  above...
Happy now?

 I _hate_ having C:\foo\ c:\bar\ c:\this\ c:\that\ directories. They DO
belong in C:\Program\ (or whatever) _AND NOT IN THE ROOT_ >:-I

 Any files belonging to a software package should be kept in a storage that
identifies them as beeing part of that package. IMO a well structured
operating system allows this (e.g. AmigaOS, Unix/Linux)

 Therefore cygwin is in C:\Program\cygwin\ here. As it has kept all its
files within that directory I consider it to be "well behaving". (i.e. I
talk good about it among friends ;-)

 Example: Install Corel Draw (Version 8 is the last one I tried), tell it to
install in C:\Program\CorelDraw\ - what does it do? It STILL creates a
C:\corel\ directory; to hold some "essential" files.

/Hannu E K Nevalainen, Mariefred, Sweden


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