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Re: How to execute bash file under /usr/bin despite setting PATH="/us r/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:$PATH"
- From: "Jon A. Lambert" <jlsysinc at alltel dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 09:47:14 -0500
- Subject: Re: How to execute bash file under /usr/bin despite setting PATH="/us r/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:$PATH"
- References: <F0D7281DAB048B438E8F5EC4ECEFBDDC175FB8@esmail.elsag.de>
"Jörg Schaible" wrote:
> Jon A. Lambert wrote on Thursday, December 04, 2003 7:03 PM:
>>"Nguyen, Huu-Dung" wrote:
>>> Thank for the answers
>>> Can any gurus tell me what is the real use of /usr/bin as a mount
>>> point and /usr/bin as a physically existing directory in the Cygwin
>>> directory ? Sometime i am too much curious !?
>> I'm stumped as I can't think of any use.
>> Why did you create the physical directory?
> It is the way mount works (in any Unix)! You can force a mount without a mount point, but ls the parent directory and
> why. The only question you could arise for Cygwin here is why they use a mount at all for /usr/bin, but that's in the
> although I suppose it is more for historical reasons and the (unnecessary) hassle that would arise separating these
And all this time I've been running cygwin with no physical c:\cygwin\usr\bin directory.
Maybe I should open up a DOS window and create it. No I don't think I will.
I think the mount of "C:/cygwin/bin" "/usr/bin" is sufficient.
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