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Re: Various questions - docs, paths

--- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <> wrote:
> At 09:05 AM 4/27/00, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 27, 2000 at 05:46:24AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > > >Nice point.  This needs to be added to the TODO list.  BTW, why is your
> root
> > > >mounted on D: and your package installed in H:\Cygnus?  Why not change
> your
> > > >mount of / to `mount -f -b h:/Cygnus /'?  It should work much better
> that
> > > way.
> > > 
> > > What needs to be added?  We're not going to be putting /cygdrive paths in
> > > the mount table.
> > > 
> >
> >The display of the cygdrive prefix needs to be added to the output of
> `mount'. 
> >Currently the only way to know the values of this is to either use regedit
> or
> >cygcheck. 
> I'm not sure if I understand your point here Earnie.  As I understand it, the
> /cygdrive paths get generated automatically and "on-the-fly" when someone or
> something references a path to a Windows drive that has not been explicitly 
> mounted (i.e. is not in the mount table).  The /cygdrive path exists only as
> long as its needed/used, so its transient.  Seems to me that it makes sense
> to 
> simply add to the documentation that those who want to eliminate the
> /cygdrive
> prefix from one of their paths should simply mount the drive in question to 
> their favorite path... or am I missing some important point in all this?

The /cygdrive is stored in the registry and can be modified by `mount'. 
Therefore, the contents of the data should be displayed in the output of

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