How do I mount remote unix file systems?

Dave Gabol dgabol@ie.dhl.com
Tue Feb 16 01:17:00 GMT 1999


Hi,

I've looked at the FAQ, searched the archives and read the user guide,
so don't jump down my throat please. Either I've missed something or the
docs aren't 100% user friendly.

Question - how do I mount a Unix (HP-UX in this case) file system on my
NT box using Cygwin? It appears from the docs I just do something like

mount //<machine_name>/<exported_remote_dir>  <local name>

This mount command seems to complete without error, but any attempt to
access the remote files gives me "<dir_name> no such device or address".

An alternative would be a way to export a cygwin file system for the
Unix box to use but that's probably not feasible as cygwin would have to
be running all the time I guess.

As an aside - is there a way to get a .profile working?

Thanks,

Dave.
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