/usr/local, /var and */tmp in c:\Users\Public
Wed Nov 12 22:43:00 GMT 2014
On 11/12/2014 2:16 PM, Warren Young wrote:
>> What local changes/installations get lost?
> Currently, if you nuke a default installation into c:\cygwin, you lose /home, /etc, /var and /usr/local, all of which contain user files and/or local system configuration.
Technically user files can exist anywhere in the file system, including
C:\cygwin or /etc, /var, etc., or they could be put directly into /bin,
/usr or /usr/sbin or whatever. You're just saying that *traditionally*
these are the areas that *smart* users limit their local changes too.
It's a nice guideline but there are no guarantees...
> Apparently those of us who have been using Cygwin for years and just need to do a clean reinstall for some reason are expected to know enough not to take step 4 too literally.
I've been using Cygwin since 2003 (does that qualify me?) and have never
feel the need to reinstall. However, as a contractor I've often had the
need to install again...
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
More information about the Cygwin