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Re: mapping root directory to SystemDrive / CurrentDrive (documentation change needed)

On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 10:09:15AM -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 09:45:24 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 02:00:08PM +0200, Gernot Hillier wrote:
> > >Am Dienstag, 3. August 2004 13:50 schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> > >>Keep in mind that this only happens if / isn't mounted -> back to
> > >>undocumented behaviour.
> > >
> > >Well, this is not undocumented.  The case without mounts is explicitly
> > >documented on which says
> > >"By default, the POSIX root / points to the system partition [...]".
> > 
> > Joshua, would you mind fixing the documentation?
> Well, this is embarrassing but I'm just getting caught up on last
> August's email. How does this sound?
> Since Windows uses drive letters
   and UNC paths
> instead of a single filesystem
> root, the POSIX root <filename>/</filename> must be set to a directory
> in the Windows file system using the <command>mount</command> command.
In absence of such a mount, Cygwin maps / to the root of the current 
Windows working directory (e.g. H:\ or \\computer\share)

[this is the long standing behavior, see]


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