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Re: how to detect if Windows or Linux is running?
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 17:12:44 -0500
- Subject: Re: how to detect if Windows or Linux is running?
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 05:07:15PM -0500, H. S. wrote:
>I have installed Cygwin on a Windows XP computer to get rsync and ssh
>running so that I can backup my important data on a Linux computer on my
>home LAN. The idea is to use rsync to make rolling backups of my Windows
>data automatically, say, once or twice a day and to retain last N
>backups (N most probably going to be 10~20).
>But the problem I had not foreseen is that I dual boot this Windows
>machine between Windows XP and Debian. How should I gracefully let the
>rsync server know if this computer is running Linux or XP?
>I know that if the computer is running Linux, the rsync server will
>never find /cygdrive/... folders and will just quite with an error. But
>this is not 'clean', it will result in mails to the rsync server root
>about the error.
Why not just use mount to mount things similarly on the cygwin side
and the linux side?
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