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Re: trouble accessing samba shares with spaces and/or parentheses

On 12/21/2012 07:30 PM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
On 12/21/2012 10:11 AM, bartels wrote:
So where can I find strace?
Where did you look?

$ type strace
strace is /bin/strace

strace is one of my favourite toys on linux. Somehow, I never located it on cygwin. Never just typed in the magic word :) The packaging is a little different here, and the searching not so easy. I expected a package.

BTW: Why the insistence on mapping it to a drive letter? Everybody always does that and I don't understand why. Drive letters change. Some people hard code 'em in their scripts. This is a recipe for errors. Other people say sometimes that some Windows apps can't work with UNC paths. I don't know of any that have this problem anymore. Q:/ doesn't tell me where this directly is located...

No reason, really, other than the fact that Windoze forces us to access physical storage devices via the silly drive letters . Not using drive letters would mean I have two different presentations: one for local storage and one for remote storage. When in Rome . . .

And is there a way to mount a network share without a drive letter, using cygwin?

More importantly, is it possible to mount a network share, using cygwin, so that it becomes visible/available in explorer?
The scope of mounting seems to be limited to a process (tree). Every service must mount separately.
Or have I missed something?

- bartels

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