Re: [PATCH v1/RFC 1/1] 'git clone <url> C:\cygwin\home\USER\repo' is working (again)
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:01:56 +0100
- From: Houder <houder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH v1/RFC 1/1] 'git clone <url> C:\cygwin\home\USER\repo' is working (again)
On 2018-11-28 09:46, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
On Wed, 28 Nov 2018, J.H. van de Water wrote:
> > me@work /cygdrive
> > $ ls
> > c d
> > So `/cygdrive` *is* a valid directory in Cygwin.
> That supports the code that does not special case a path that begins
> with /cygdrive/ and simply treats it as a full path and freely use
> relative path, I guess. Very good point.
( The cygdrive path prefix )
.... you can access arbitary drives on your system by using the
prefix. The default value for this prefix is /cygdrive ...
The cygdrive prefix is a >>> virtual directory <<< under which all
a system are subsumed ...
The cygdrive prefix may be CHANGED in the fstab file as outlined above
To simplify scripting, Cygwin also provides a /proc/cygdrive symlink,
That's all very interesting, but I fail to see the relevance with
to the issue at hand, namely whether to special-case `/cygdrive` as a
special prefix that cannot be treated as directory in Git.
I still maintain that it should not be special-cased, no matter whether
is a virtual directory or whether it can be renamed to
Ok. Sorry about the noise.
From your post I got the impression that you believed that there will
be a directory called /cygdrive on Cygwin.
My point: it can have a different name.