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Re: [Bug-tar] Regarding untaring tar files containing symlinks

From: Linda A. Walsh
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Regarding untaring tar files containing symlinks
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:26:24 -0700
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I have my cygwin "cygdrive path prefix" set to "/"
 mount -p
Prefix              Type         Flags
/                   user         binmode

You should be able to set it once:
 mount -c /

I also have my "cygwin" installed in "C:\"
not "C:\cygwin".

With those two changes, my cygwin and windows paths
are identical (except for backslash or forward slash).

Forgot about that -- have had it in root for over 10 years...since I
first installed cygwin.

FWIW -- I **might** call this a minor bug (or feature deficit).
If you ahve native mode set  for the symlinks, then, I would
argue that it shouldn't insert a "cygwin/c" in the path...

Windows won't let you create a symlink to a non-existent path
(you can on unix or linux), so when it fails for any reason --
cygwin falls back to storing the link in a file.

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