Tue Oct 25 00:22:00 GMT 2005
On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 05:56:36PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 11:05:13AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > > Looks like the cygdrive prefix takes precedence over explicit mounts.
> > > This is arguably a bug. <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC>.
> > > Corinna or Chris, care to comment?
> > My name doesn't start with C, but I will comment that if the precedence
> > went the other way, a mount like:
> > mount c:/foo /cygdrive/d
> > would make a windows path d:\bar have no posix translation.
> How is this different from
> mount c:/baz /somemount
> mount c:/foo /somemount/d
> (except for the fact that /cygdrive/d is an automount)? I'm actually not
> sure what's meant by "posix translation" in this context...
For example, assume a windows PATH=d:\bar. What does a cygwin program
convert PATH to at startup? There would be no equivlent, since
/cygdrive/d/bar would mean c:/foo/bar, not d:/bar.
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