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Re: [Mingw-msys] Re: Spurious pathname tranformations applied to /xxx switches




On Saturday 17 January 2009 10:33:12 Stephen Grant Brown wrote:
> What is the difference between /c/soft/tmp and /tmp ?

/tmp is a mount point; your mount table shows that it is mapped to: 
  C:\DOCUME~1\GNUCash\LOCALS~1\Temp

while /c is mapped to C:, so /c/soft/tmp refers to:
  C:\soft\tmp

The two are distinct locations within your file system.

> Why does not "c" show in "ls /"

Again, your mount table shows that the mount point / is mapped to:
  C:\soft\msys

and there is no actual directory there called C:\soft\msys\c

/c is also a mount point, through which the root of your C: drive may 
be conveniently referenced, in a manner resembling the homogeneous 
convention of a POSIX file system, rather than the heterogeneous 
fragmented mess of devices, with which MS-Windows users are normally 
expected to contend.

The ls command shows only the actual files and subdirectories which 
*physically* exist, within the listed directories.

-- 

Regards,
Keith.

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