unable to make install under cygwin

gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 12 20:16:36 UTC 2003

Angelo Fraietta writes:
 > Ralf Corsepius wrote:
 > >Am Mit, 2003-03-12 um 05.08 schrieb Angelo Fraietta:
 > >
 > >What kind of meaning does // have under Cygwin?
 > >
 > I think it means a host name

It provides access to a "drive letter" directory, do a cd // to get at
its contents.  Its how you navigate among the drive letters users are
inflicted with in Windoze.  Its also a handy way to get a symlink out
onto a network drive;

ln -fs //z/myfiles ~/mfiles

for instance.


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