No volumes in Linux?
warren at howsoft.com
Wed Sep 7 13:00:58 CDT 2005
Thanks Alex and Ken!
I have just tried the same thing in RB and Rebol. RB also returns empty.
Interestingly, Rebol gives a list of the partitions created by Linux - which
at least is a bit more useful.
Does this really mean that although a computer may have 2 or 3 physical
drives, there is no way that RR can discover this in Linux? If so, I find
that rather disappointing, don't you?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Tweedly" <alex at tweedly.net>
To: "Bob Warren" <warren at howsoft.com>; "How to use Revolution"
<use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: No volumes in Linux?
> Bob Warren wrote:
> >According to the Help, and also in practice, "the volumes" for
> >what physical drives or logical partitions a computer has "..... always
> >returns empty on Unix systems". Perhaps I am a bit dim, but could someone
> >tell me why?
> On Windows, full file names have a distinct part which can be recognized
> as the volume - e.g.
> C:\Our Documents\Alex\RunRev\play.rev
> The "A:" and the "C:" are the "volume" part. For example, on my system,
> put the volumes
> gives me
> > A:
> > C:
> > D:
> > E:
> > F:
> > Z:
> On Mac there is (presumably) something similar.
> On Unix the form of a file name is simply
> i.e. there is no part which can be uniquely recognized as a "volume".
> Alex Tweedly http://www.tweedly.net
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