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Re: HOME when using both cygwin and cygwin64

On 2/26/2016 3:21 AM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
On 26/02/2016 05:18, Eliot Moss wrote:
Dear Cygwin-ers -- I solicit suggestions around the following.
For a long time I have used cygwin (32 bit) almost exclusively,
and in that universe my home directory is /home/moss, which in
Windows land is C:\cygwin\home\moss.  Now I also have cygwin64
installed under C:\cygwin64, with another home directory there,
C:\cygwin64\home\moss.  When I start a 64-bit bash in a 64-bit
xterm, HOME gets set to /cygdrive/c/cygwin/home/moss.  Does
this seem right?  It seems counter-intuitive to me -- should
it not be /home/moss, namely C:\cygwin64\home\moss?  If that
would be better (I think so), how can I best achieve it?

Regards -- Eliot Moss

The default is /home/$USERNAME

If it is different you modified it in some way

Indeed, you are right.  If I start cygwin64 from its installed .bat
file, I get a Cygwin terminal with HOME as /home/moss, under the
C:\cygwin64 Cygwin root.  So it is something about starting using
my (32 bit) .XWinrc.  Presumably the 32-bit HOME is being passed
as an environment variable.  The trick will be to get it unset
so that the 64-bit bash uses its own /home/moss.  I think I'll
have to play with the .XWinrc more to figure that out.

Regards -- EM

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