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# How can I specify home directory.

• From: niac78 at free dot fr
• To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
• Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 09:59:50 +0100
• Subject: How can I specify home directory.

```Hi all,
I have a different Cygwin home directory than the common C:\Documents and
Settings\username. It was no problem to specify the "set HOME=C:\myHome" in the
cygwin.bat.

The problem comes when a postinstall script tries to modify files in the home
directory. setup.exe understands \$HOME or ~ as "C:\Documents and
Settings\username". Is there a way to specify the new home directory to
setup.exe?