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Re: Path confusion
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Luke Kendall <luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 00:09:07 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Path confusion
- References: <20050401044036.D428B8553D@pessard.research.canon.com.au>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Luke Kendall wrote:
> On 31 Mar, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > > The problem is then that there are two /home directories: the real
> > > /home that's mounted on, say d:/home, and the fake /home, formed by
> > > re-writing "c:/cygwin" as "/", and tacking on the home subdirectory.
> > >
> > > I think the solution is that I simply have to remove or rename
> > > c:/cygwin/home.
> > FWIW, this still won't allow you to access /home via c:/cygwin/home...
> Excellent, since it isn't the /home directory! :-)
Well, I still don't see what you expect to accomplish by this, except
disable Tab-completion for /home...
> /home is what mount has been told (typically, d:/home).
> I was surprised initially when doing a find c:/cygwin that it entered
> the d:/home area - but a -xdev option takes care of that issue.
And "find / -xdev" will work even if you have a c:/cygwin/home... If you
do a "find c:/cygwin -xdev", don't be surprised if you see directories
that are normally mounted over...
> If you don't want to require the original Cywgin installer to be the
> only person who can later install or remove Cygwin packages, you can
> change ownership of all Cygwin files to allow anyone with adminstrators
> privilege for the machine to do it, by making sure the person who
> installs running this:
> find `cygpath -m /` -xdev -user $USER -print \
> | tr "\n" "\000" \
> | xargs -0 chown Administrators.SYSTEM
What's wrong with simply
find / -xdev -user $USER -print0 | xargs -r0 chown Administrators.SYSTEM
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