can't access /cygdrive/c/Windows/Sysnative ?

Brian Inglis
Thu Dec 22 18:39:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-12-21 13:16, Lester Ingber wrote:
> So, I guess that I should have seen that the Windows 10 Ubuntu
> bash.exe is actually written as a 32 bit code (they didn't use the
> 64-bit code as on my other true Ubuntu x64 platform?) from the PE32+
> info?:
> # ls -l bash.exe
> -rwxr-x---+ 2 TrustedInstaller TrustedInstaller 70656 Oct 14 20:57 bash.exe
> # file bash.exe
> bash.exe: PE32+ executable (console) x86-64, for MS Windows

which is exactly the same as Cygwin 64 bash:

$ file /bin/bash /proc/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/bash
/bin/bash:                              PE32+ executable (console) x86-64, for MS Windows
/proc/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/bash: PE32+ executable (console) x86-64, for MS Windows

as they are both Windows console exes: Windows "bash" is just the 
launcher for the console in which WSL/UoW/BfW runs -- trust MS to 
pick another wrong and confusing name to be "cute" -- like calling 
mintty "bash".

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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