mount command

Andrew Dalgleish
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Earnie Boyd []
> Sent:	Thursday, March 25, 1999 2:51 PM
> To:	Richard Lyon;
> Subject:	Re: mount command
> --- Richard Lyon <> wrote:
> --8<--
> > find command that doesn't work. I even get stranger results if I
> attempt
> > something like mount D:/topdirectory /home. Find generates the
> following
> > output:
> --8<--
> You need to use the backslash on the physical directory name.  I.E.:
> mount D:\\topdirectory /home
> I know from experience that it doesn't work with the forward slash.
[Andrew Dalgleish]  
BASH.EXE-2.02$ mkdir /foo /bar
BASH.EXE-2.02$ mount c:/temp /foo
BASH.EXE-2.02$ mount c:\\temp /bar
BASH.EXE-2.02$ mount
Device           Directory           Type        Flags
c:\temp          /foo                native      text!=binary
c:\temp          /bar                native      text!=binary
U:               /                   native      text=binary
Both mounts look the same to me, and the relevant registry entries are
the same.
This is for cygwin B20.1 running under NT4SP3 and Win98.
Am I missing something?

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