Device names in /proc/mounts
Fri Jul 29 20:16:00 GMT 2011
On Jul 29 15:34, Schwarz, Konrad wrote:
> > > Can you answer the following question:
> > >
> > > Given a volume label, how does one figure out where the
> > corresponding
> > > volume has been mounted into the Cygwin namespace?
> > We're not mounting volumes, we're mounting Win32 paths.
> > There is no direct correspondence between volumes and Cygwin
> > mount points.
> When a person inserts removable media (USB memory stick, optical disk, ...),
> Windows assigns a more-or-less random drive letter.
> Cygwin automatically makes this drive letter available
> under /cygdrive/ (or whatever the user has renamed /cygdrive to).
> Given a (unique) volume label or disk UUID, blk_id(8) on
> both Linux and Cygwin tells you the disk and partition
> in /dev/sdXY format.
It does? Interesting. Where does it get the data under Cygwin?
> In Linux, you can look up the mount point for device /dev/sdXY
> in /proc/mounts or in the output of mount(8). Thus, given
> a volume label, you can figure out where to access the files
> on the volume.
> How do you do that in Cygwin?
ls /cygdrive. Insert the disk. ls /cygdrive again. There's a new
directory entry now.
Or, open the "Computer" Window on your desktop.
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