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wrong home directory
- From: hvshare <hvshare at googlemail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:25:08 +0100
- Subject: wrong home directory
I've searched all over the web for an answer to my problem but i
couldn't find one, so I decided to send a mail here.
After I installed Cygwin, I noticed that my home directory '~' is not
/home/helvio, i.e. /cygdrive/c/cygwin/home/helvio (helvio is my user
ID), as I wanted it to. Instead, my home directory is
/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Emacs ! This is the folder where my GNU Emacs
for Windows v21.3.1 is installed (I got it here:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/). I'd like to Cygwin to open in
/home/helvio by default, but I don't know how to do this!
I read in many places that, in order to change my home directory, I
should edit /etc/passwd. But there, however, my home directory is set as
/home/helvio ! Here is the relevant line of my passwd file:
So, what should I do to make /home/helvio my default home folder
(instead of the Emacs folder)?
btw, my OS is Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, if that is of any help.
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