cygpath unable to translate the *nix path to an NTFS junction point

Andrey Repin
Thu Nov 25 00:51:00 GMT 2010

Greetings, Pierce Morton!

>> However, the real reparse points mounting different volumes...
>> [C:\]$ uname -a
>> CYGWIN_NT-5.1 daemon2 1.7.7(0.230/5/3) 2010-08-31 09:58 i686 Cygwin
>> [C:\]$ dir C:\ | grep arc
>> 2010-11-22  12:16    <JUNCTION>    arc
>> [C:\]$ cygpath -w /c/arc
>> C:\arc
>> Real junction target: \\?\Volume{4aee6480-972b-11de-b8ca-0015f2ef1bb5}\arc

> That's interesting, but I'm not doing anything as complex as linking
> across volumes.

> In your case ... perhaps cygpath should attempt to match volume names
> to see whether that volume has a real drive letter,

It don't have any :)
Neither the root of that volume is mounted anywhere.
Probably the only advantage of NTFS over *NIX mounts...

> then substitute into the generated path as necessary?

 Andrey Repin ( 25.11.2010, <2:32>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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