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Proposed Changes to mount
- To: <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: Proposed Changes to mount
- From: "Michael A. Chase" <mchase at ix dot netcom dot com>
- Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 10:11:26 -0700
I've downloaded the main source tree and successfully made cygwin1.dll, so I
think I'm ready to attempt a minor change to one of the utilities. Since I
don't expect to make many changes or any major ones, I have not subscribed
to cygwin-developers or cygwin-patches.
I am sending this to the cygwin list to solicit comments and suggestions.
1. TODO: Add an option to "mount" to generate a .bat file
Option "--mount-commands" would cause mount to write mount commands to
stdout that would recreate all user and system mount points and cygdrive
POSIX and Win32 paths would be inclosed in quotes (") to allow for paths
with spaces or other odd characters.
Each line would have at least one trailing space followed by a CRLF line
ending to allow the output to work correctly as either a Cygwin shell script
or a Win32 batch file.
2. Change the first line of the --help display to:
usage mount [options] <win32path> <posixpath>
The options can not be grouped, so the current help line is misleading.
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