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Re: mounts, ls, and filename completion
- To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com, pete at horus dot cix dot co dot uk, john_r_velman at mail dot hac dot com, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: mounts, ls, and filename completion
- From: Larry Hall <lhall at rfk dot com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:43:56 -0400
At 04:36 AM 8/11/98 -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>---Pete Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > a) directories that are mounted don't show up using an ls command,
>> > b) nor does bash do file name completion on them.
>> You need to create a directory with the same name as the mount
>> mounting it. For example:
>> mkdir /foo
>> mount -b D:/ /foo
>Only if your on UNIX and this ain't UNIX. As a matter of fact, it is
>best _NOT_ to create the directory first as it only confuses you the
>user _AND_ cygwin32 the emulation filesystem.
>Now if you were to do:
> mkdir //d/foo
> mount -b //d/foo /foo
>that would be perfectly acceptable and would not confuse you or
I fail to see how what Pete Jordan suggested is any more (and possibly
no less) confusing than your suggestion. Whether one or the other
approach will confuse the user depends on the user's background. Those
that are used to the mount process on UNIX platforms would probably find
Pete's suggestion more straight-forward. Personal preferences on mounting
syntax aside, I'd be particularly interested on your impressions of how
Pete's suggestion would confuse the "cygwin32 the emulation filesystem".
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
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