New output from mount.exe

Christopher Faylor
Tue Apr 3 18:45:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:32:49AM +0900, Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 11:00:45 -0400
>>>> Christopher Faylor <> said:
>> Again, this was not the rationale for this change.  Here is the change
>> to mount.exe:
>> -  const char *format = "%-18s  %-18s  %-11s  %s\n";
>> +  const char *format = "%s on %s type %s (%s)\n";
>> I didn't reformat slashes or do anything else that was not in the
>> original version of mount.
>Would you like to go a step further?
>Corinna's idea "just printing slashes" can reduce chances for
>newbies to fail to escape backslashes on creating a new entry
>with the `mount' command. This would be fine.

It would also lie to the user about what was happening in the Cygwin
internals.  Cygwin stores these paths as c:\foo not c:/foo.  I don't see
any reason to mislead anyone about what Cygwin is really doing.


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