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Re: newbie: cygwin initial usage crashes machine
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at freemail dot ru>
- To: jss pop <jss dot pop at googlemail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:51:18 +0400
- Subject: Re: newbie: cygwin initial usage crashes machine
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- Reply-to: Andrey Repin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Greetings, jss pop!
> I installed cygwin( CYGWIN_NT-5.1)without any problems at all. Clicked
> the Win desktop icon and the up came the Window and bash prompt.
> However I then tried:-
> find / -name “*.c” –print (and again later with –type f argument)
> This ran, found a few .c files but continued running for a very long
> time – longer that expected. Even from / I though it seem too long.
> Many files appeared seemingly (from the displayed path name) as
> “registry-type” (UUID’s in pathname) under /proc. The machine
> eventually crashed! I do mean the machine itself btw and not just
Cygwin implements *NIX way of thinking about your system.
The root ("/") filesystem contains EVERYTHING: files, registry, running
If you want to avoid such collisions, either exclude /proc from search path,
or explicitly specify more narrow search path.
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 10.02.2012, <18:47>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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