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RE: Changing HOME for PERL

Hi Larry,

Thanks for the response.  My reply to Jeremy a moment ago should help
clear up what I need as it includes the error I got yesterday and how I
made it go away being tied to the SHEBANG line.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: Changing HOME for PERL

On 08/26/2009 03:30 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> I installed Cygwin yesterday and when I run it and look at "pwd" my
>> is set to:   /cygdrive/h
>> I read the FAQ and when I type "set HOME" from a Windows CLI, it is
>> to:
>> HOME=H:\
>> I am using Cygwin for PERL.
>> I just took a PERL course and in class Cygwin was configured for:
>> /usr/bin/perl
>> This was perfect because I could make my SheBang look like:
>> #!/usr/bin/perl
>> I would like to do that again with the Cygwin I installed myself
>> yesterday.
>> I did modify /etc/passwd.
>> The last line had:      ...:/cygdrive/h:/bin/bash
>> and I changed it to:    ...:/usr/bin/perl:/bin/bash
>> But when I open a new Cygwin session it remembers the old /cygdrive/h
> The HOME variable takes precedence over /etc/passwd, hence you need to
> either unset it or set it to the location you want before invoking
> bash. It's likely set in the System Properties. The exact location
> depends on the Windows version, but it's something like
> Computer->Context Menu->Properties->Advanced->Environment Variables.

Also, the *path* you set in '/etc/passwd' is meant to reference a
not a file (or binary in this case).  '/usr/bin/perl' on my Cygwin 
installation is
a binary.  So I think you're looking for something else (but I really
have no
idea what since I couldn't grok the comment "in class Cygwin was
for: /usr/bin/perl" and how that relates to your interest in setting
home directory.

Larry Hall                       
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Holliston, MA 01746


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