is it an FAQ: cygwin startup sequence

Thorsten Kampe
Mon Dec 22 07:41:00 GMT 2008

* Kermit Tensmeyer (Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:56:23 -0600)> 
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 6:21 PM, Eric Blake <> wrote:
> > According to Kermit Tensmeyer on 12/21/2008 5:15 PM:
> >>
> >> today sed.exe is missing -and- /usr/local/bin is empty.   ssed.exe is
> >> still there.
> >>
> >>  + how does the directory structure get setup? (is /usr/local/bin
> >> being recreated from somewhere else?
> >
> > The default mount setup sets up /usr/local/bin as a mount to /usr/bin.
>   I was aware that /bin is also mounted as /usr/bin, I had thought the
> /usr/local was a seperate directory such that /usr/local/bin and
> /usr/local/sbin were separate from the root based directories.

That's correct. Eric made a mistake.
>   and that's why I'm asking for the documentation. I don't need/want
> you to solve a problem that apparently only I have.

You already mentioned that yourself. If you start bash then the 
documentation is the man page of your shell (especially the FILES 
section). Cygwin itself doesn't have a startup sequence because it 
doesn't "start".


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