Added some interesting functionality to my cygwin sandbox

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Jul 2 01:46:00 GMT 2003


On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 09:38:58PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 12:23:51PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 06:20:46PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > >I think I recall they have some fixed root level dirs like /windir,
>> > >/sysdir, /registry.
>> >
>> > We could do this in a cygwin post-install script if there is consensus
>> > that it would be useful.
>>
>> That would involve symlinks to a path outside of the Cygwin root again,
>> which would be broken when the use changes the cygdrive prefix.
>>
>> This reminds me, wouldn't it make sense to store the cygdrive prefix
>> inside of symlinks in a form which is independent of the actual
>> cygdrive prefix string?  I mean, instead of having a
>>
>>   /cygdrive/d/foo
>>
>> the symlink could contain something representing
>>
>>   ${cygdriveprefix}/d/foo
>>
>> In that case symlinks would still be valid if the user changes the
>> prefix or, worse, on a multiuser system where users have different
>> user cygdrive prefixes.
>>
>> Corinna
>
>FWIW, I like this idea.  Either that, or have a hard-coded cygdrive prefix
>that's *always* recognized, in addition to the user-changeable one
>(although I'd prefer changing the symlinks instead).

How do you deal with the fact that '$', '{', and '}' are allowable filename
characters now?

cgf



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