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Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 10:14:42 -0500
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Making RXVT The Standard Terminal
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Robert Collins wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Earnie Boyd" <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
> >
> > 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
> _exists_.
> 

No, it use to be, //c //d //e which is confused with UNC network
//host/share.  The cygdrive prefix was the means by which this is
changed.

Earnie.

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