[rsync@b] Re: rsync and cygwin

Lapo Luchini lapo at lapo.it
Wed Jun 4 18:50:18 EST 2003

Bert wrote:

> While I don't know the cygwin architecture details, it looks like the 
> /cygdrive functionality is a part of cygwin.dll and can be used 
> without a parent bash shell. 

It is part of it's POSIX-layerness, indeed, and it's storen in the 
registry, so it needs no "startup script" to set it up:

The mapping is stored in the current user's Cygwin /mount table/ in the 
Windows registry so that the information will be retrieved next time the 
user logs in. Because it is sometimes desirable to have system-wide as 
well as user-specific mounts, there is also a system-wide mount table 
that all Cygwin users inherit. The system-wide table may only be 
modified by a user with the appropriate priviledges (Administrator 
priviledges in Windows NT).

Lapo 'Raist' Luchini
lapo at lapo.it (PGP & X.509 keys available)
http://www.lapo.it (ICQ UIN: 529796)

More information about the rsync mailing list