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Re: Proposed Changes to mount

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 10:11:26AM -0700, Michael A. Chase wrote:
>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.
>Proposed changes:
>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.

I don't understand the need for a space.  There should be no reason for that.

>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.

This is fixed in the CVS version of mount.  If you are not using the CVS
version, you should be.


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