<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU> - Reformatted.

On 02/17/2010 09:46 AM, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:
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dot com] On Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
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<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR> - Thanks.

Subject: Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

On 02/16/2010 05:54 PM, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:
Okay, I agree we need better information.  So, I think I want to start again
with a clean install. I understand that the procedure for removing cygwin is
to just delete everything.  Does it create any registry entries that should
be deleted?


There might be a very destructive error in the uninstall instructions:

        3. Delete the Cygwin root folder and all subfolders. ....

The subfolders include /cygdrive/c/, etc.

I suppose it's possible to try to delete everything in Cygwin with Cygwin via
'rm -rf /' but it wouldn't be a success even if your observation wasn't an
issue.  But I agree if someone tried to do just that, then this is a potential
danger.  So the FAQ could be more clear/instructive on this count.  Care to
offer a patch for the documentation?

Larry Hall                              http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746


A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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