Re: new port
On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > I have also some ideas
> > 2) I will use the 'virtual mount' capability of cygwin: then
> > the user will freely choose where to install the debian stuff
> > (I am currently installing it under d:\debian)
> > while the Debian programs will see a regular debian file tree
> Can you explain how that works?
That's quite simple, actually.
There's a hidden "/cygwin" (hidden in the sense that you cannot see it,
not even with ls -a, nor can you have it as current directory) which has
subdirectories for each windows drive, e.g. on a system with "C:",
"D:" and "E:", there is /cygwin/c, /cygwin/d and /cygwin/e
You can mount any directory as any /cygwin-directory:
mount /cygwin/c/temp /tmp
will mount C:\temp as /tmp. Note that this is case-insensitive, since this
is done from within Windows. I believe it is also possible to mount to an
already mounted directory:
mount /bin /usr/bin
but I'm not too sure of that.
wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be
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