Cygdrive Path Prefix Patch Issue

Chris Faylor
Tue Jun 13 14:20:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 05:09:48PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>[moved to cygwin-developers]
>> I would like to follow the above suggestion and further enhance
>> mount by adding --show-cygdrive-prefix functionality.
>> Unfortunately, given the current public API there is no way (that I
>> could find) to pass the cygdrive path prefix information from inside
>> Cygwin to mount for display purposes.  Is it acceptable to add
>> something like cygwin_get_cygdrive_paths() to the public API?  Any
>> other suggestions?
>Could getmntent be extended to return, as one of the entries, the
>automount path?  It would probably mess up *some* program somewhere.

I think this is the best solution, actually.  It could return a flag
indicating that this was a "cygdrive prefix" mount.  I don't know
why this would screw up anything.

Btw, Jason, if you have not already done so, we'll need to have you
fill out an assignment form at:

We won't be able to add your patch to cygwin otherwise, since I assume
that it will not be a trivial patch.

I should also point out that, although DJ has Cc'ed cygwin-developers,
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Thanks very much for making these changes.


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