/cygdrive/windows ?

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed May 3 12:31:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 03:18:05PM -0400, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>At 02:42 PM 5/3/00, Chris Faylor wrote:
>>As far as /boot is concerned, I like the name, but I hate polluting the
>>namespace.  We've already abrogated /cygdrive, so I was thinking that
>>we should stick with that even though it doesn't make sense to refer
>>to the windows directory as a "drive".
>True but there is DOS-style precedent.  One can map a fully qualified 
>path to a drive with the "subst" command.  In this case, one is mapping
>a directory to a drive and treating it as such.  On the hand, if you ask
>me if I feel comfortable about propagating DOS-style conventions, that's
>another story!;-)

x: is not a device in the UNIX sense, though.  It's still a file-structured


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