Device names in /proc/mounts

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Fri Jul 29 21:28:00 GMT 2011


Schwarz, Konrad sent the following at Friday, July 29, 2011 9:34 AM
>> > 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.
>
>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?

One could use a windows tool to get the volume.  Here is a possible start.

/c> echo '
n' | cmd /c label h:
Volume in drive H: is CIFS.HOMEDIR
Volume label (ENTER for none)?

Delete current volume label (Y/N)? n
/c>

Good luck.

- Barry
  Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.

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