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Re: fresh install, tcsh problems
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: dye1146 at sbcglobal dot net, Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:24:00 -0400
- Subject: Re: fresh install, tcsh problems
- References: <E1MgnYs-00014F-KM@transam>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 08/27/2009 06:35 PM, Ken R. Dye wrote:
On a recent fresh install of cygwin, I had problems with
getting the tcsh shell to work. "if: Expression Syntax".
I figured out to invoke it with -V to be verbose on the
system scripts and found a issue with
/etc/profile.d/complete.tcsh having problems with home
directory names that have spaces in them, and since windows
home directories reside in "Documents and Settings" this
should be a problem with *every* install.
This isn't true. '/etc/profile' shows how Cygwin decides what your
home directory is. Only if there is no HOME set in your Windows
environment and no home directory specified in '/etc/profile' for
your user will you end up with the results of $HOMEDRIVE/$HOMEPATH.
On XP, this will get you into the realm of "Documents and Settings".
For Vista and later, HOMEPATH does not contain spaces.
A little googling on the problem found this:
so the problem/fix was reported in April 2008.
And indeed fixed. But you'll need to move to the upcoming 1.7 release
to get it. <http://cygwin.com/#beta-test>
Is this cygwin's way of saying "you should be using bash"?
You're not using bash? Are you ill?
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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