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RE: cygdrive prefix
Vincent R. sent the following at Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:09 PM
>> Vincent R. wrote:
>>> Is there any good reason to force user to use /cygdrive/ before
>>> accessing a drive?
>Ok I see your point but I find it weird to complicate things by adding
>/cygdrive. Maybe some people are crazy enough to create folders with one
>letter at filesystem root but that's not my case so typing /c means I
>want to access C drive.
I'm not sure that people have explicitly answered you original question.
Cygwin "out of the box":
To get to c:\windows:
$ cd /cygdrive/c/windows
To get to c:\cygwin:
$ cd /cygdrive/c/cygwin
or $ cd /
Now do the following (in cygwin 1.5; I don't know how ver. 1.7 works)
(though you might want to add some other flags, e.g., -b or -u)
$ mount --change-cygdrive-prefix "/"
To get to c:\windows
$ cd /c/windows
To get to c:\cygwin
$ cd /c/cygwin
or $ cd /
Does that help? It seems to me that you can get what you want.
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