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beachycove

A/UX root & user partition name

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Dumb question, but here you go:

 

The default name for the main A/UX drive is "/". This for obvious reasons does not seem especially exciting. Can the drive name be changed to something else, say "HAL", "UNIX", or "Fink-Nottle", without causing a UNIX meltdown?

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Why would you want to do that? That would cause a large confusion.

 

Do you want to want to type your paths as:

HALexample/path/

UNIXexample/path/

Fink-Nottleexample/path/

 

That is not how the POSIX standard works for absolute path. For absolute path, the path needs to start with 1-2 forward slashes.

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