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Subject: Re: Making RXVT The Standard Terminal
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 23:56:05 +1000
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
To: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>; "Dan Kaminsky" <dankamin AT cisco DOT com>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: Making RXVT The Standard Terminal

> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 07:54:36PM -0800, Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> > >I think setup ought to at least *offer* the default mounts, i.e.
> > >symlinks for the following drives".  The worst thing we can do is
give users
> > >this great unix migration system and, poof, they can't find their
own files.
> > >
> > >/cygdrive/c does work, but it's effectively undocumented.  We
*could* add
> > >/cygdrive as a visible link from /, though...but there needs to be
> > >*something*.
> >
> > /cygdrive is not "effectively undocumented"...
> >
> > Although, I guess it could be undocumented if you never actually
> > the documentation.
> >
> The way that I eliminate the need to use /cygdrive is to
>   mount -b --change-cygdrive-prefix /
> and then I can
>   ls /c
>   ls /d
>   ls /e
>   ls /f
> without mounting each drive.
> Chris, I would like to make the argument that / would be the better
> default for the cygdrive prefix.
> Earnie.

Didn't it use to be /c etc as the defaults, and it was changed because
of conflicts and problems?
Personally, I find that
ln -s /cygdrive/c /c
works fine. (and has the added advantage that the path actually


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