C:\Windows\System32\drivers oddness

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Fri Dec 27 23:46:00 GMT 2013

Corinna Vinschen sent the following at Thursday, December 26, 2013 1:32 PM
>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

Might it be possible and worth the programming effort for System32 and
SysWOW64, as appropriate, to automatically mounted via Sysnative by
cygwin1.dll?  (Not a request - and I cannot contribute a patch.)

I tried using mount (32 bit cygwin on 64 bit Windows 7 enterprise, v.
6.1) and couldn't get System32 and SysWOW64 to contain different files.
Could anyone suggest a mount command line or an /etc/fstab entry that
will do this?  Does it make a difference if /cygdrive has been mapped
to /?

http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2010-07/msg00375.html has a work-around,
but I don't have admin privileges so cannot use it. 


- Barry
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