C:\Windows\System32\drivers oddness

Max Polk maxpolk@gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 23:16:00 GMT 2013


On 12/26/2013 1:32 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Dec 26 11:11, Max Polk wrote:
>>  From the bash shell, sitting in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers
>> directory, when I run "ls" I can see about 6 files/dirs total. The
>> "etc" directory is mysteriously missing from the output of "ls", but
>> present in the output of "ld -ld etc".  Strange that I can't list it
>> with "ls", but I can list it with "ls -ld".
> You're running 32 bit Cygwin on 64 bit Windows.  See
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384187%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
>

Thank you so much, that did the trick perfectly.  Now the directory has 
a normal listing with the 64-bit Cygwin.  That Windows magic was surely 
arcane and spooky.  Also it's nice to see "TrustedInstaller" in my 
/etc/passwd and /etc/group instead of question marks for unknown now.

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