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Re: [1.7] recursive /cygdrive problem

On 09/16/2009 11:55 AM, Shaddy Baddah wrote:
Respectfully, I think you've misunderstood my problem. I've just
posted a followup which will show an out and out inconsistency (well,
at least in my opinion):

Shaddy@x-vista ~
$ ls /cygdrive/c/software/cygwin/cygdrive

Shaddy@x-vista ~
$ cd /cygdrive/c/software/cygwin/

Shaddy@x-vista /cygdrive/c/software/cygwin
$ ls ./cygdrive
c  d  e

Shaddy@x-vista /cygdrive/c/software/cygwin

IMO, the result of the first ls is the more logical. It at least is
consistent with 1.5 if anything else (not that this is a strong

Yes, this message (and the one you sent about the time I sent my first reply)
clarify the issue, at least for me. I can reproduce it, though I haven't looked
into it more. I can say I tried testing 'du' to see if I could see recursion and,
somewhat surprisingly (to me), I didn't. To me however, if we're looking for
consistency, I would say that the results of both invocations of 'ls' above should
show the list of drives.

FWIW, I think you'll find Cygwin 1.5 behaves the same if you create a 'cygdrive'
(or whatever your cygdrive prefix is called) directory in your '/'. I may be wrong
though. I haven't tried this.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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