Is there a shortcut for typing /cygdrive/ for every path? Is it possible to alias /cygdrive/ to /cd/ for example?
$ man alias NAME alias, unalias - create or remove a pseudonym or shorthand for a command or series of commands
They are used for commands only.
if you want to create a shortcut to /cygdrive i recommend using environment variables:
Put these into the .profile file under your home directory.
cd $c_dir cd $d_dir cd $PROJECT_DIR
I found a more correct answerlink after I used the accepted one here and felt it was way to hacky to be correct given all the stuff it broke.
/etc/fstab the current version as of this time is
none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0
make it look like
none / cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0
and you are good to go, no hacks to replace stuff in
$HOME or anything else!