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Re: How to specify the user directory OUTSIDE of Cygwin (installation folder)?
- From: Marco Atzeri <marco dot atzeri at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2017 09:53:23 +0200
- Subject: Re: How to specify the user directory OUTSIDE of Cygwin (installation folder)?
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On 09/09/2017 07:06, Ben Stover via cygwin wrote:
By default the user folder of Cygwin (under Win7) is in a subdirectory
from cygwin point of view "/home/<username>"
How can I put it into a separate directory OUTSIDE of Cygwin?
I installed Cygwin in
and want to put my (resp. all) home directories into
If possible I would like to specify my new home directory not as absolute but as relative path.
I would prefer a customization somwhow in "Cygwin.bat" like:
Mind the double dots standing for "go up one level".
How can I achieve this?
mkpasswd -c >> /etc/passwd
change the fifth field of "/etc/passwd"
close all cygwin process and rerun.
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