Mount Windows C drive as POSIX root?
Thu Oct 18 12:04:00 GMT 2012
Greetings, Gary Oberbrunner!
> Thanks for the replies, cygwin people!
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Andrey Repin" <email@example.com>
>> > I understand about not installing cygwin in c:\. But I really want
>> > a single
>> > filesystem, so cygwin's / is Windows c:/, and cygwin /Program\
>> > Files is
>> > Windows /Program Files and so on.
>> Having single filesystem, and having cygwin mounted on root is not
>> the same.
> Sorry, I was not clear -- I mean the same filesystem between cygwin and
> Windows. And I only care about the C drive (I've learned to keep everything
That's generally bad practice. But up to you, I suppose.
>> > I have an environment with lots of non-cygwin tools and translating
>> > paths between them is not workable.
>> Especially not the same, when you start to interoperate with
>> non-cygwin applications, and when you start to update your Cygwin installation.
>> Heed my suggestion, don't do it.
> Well, it's worked pretty well for me for the last 10 years. :-)
> Of course I've also learned not to update my cygwin. :-)
>> First, it just wrong. And were causing infinite grief in the past.
>> So, Cygwin
>> maintainers changed scheme to force some mounts off of cygwin1.dll
> Can you say more about this?
>> Guess, what? It didn't worked well past the HDD mounts.
> Correct -- I don't care about that (D drive etc.). What I do care about is
> being able to mix cygwin command line tools with non-cygwin. For example,
> Intel compiler. Or (non-cygwin) python. I'm really used to being able to say
> # ls /my/path/foo.py
> # python !$
> # vim /my/path/foo.cc (cygwin)
> # icl -c !$ (non-cygwin)
> and have it just work, like on Linux. Not have to translate paths around
> and remember which utility is cygwin-based and which isn't. (I'm old, and
> seem to have become a serious command-line Windows hacker, but I'm still
> really a Unix guy.)
As I said, if switching root folder works for you, you can make junctions back
to C:\ from Cygwin installation and have it work straights.
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 18.10.2012, <15:59>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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