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Re: howto change home path in /etc/passwd
- From: Sylvain dot Ferriol at imag dot fr
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com, Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- Cc: sferriol <Sylvain dot Ferriol at imag dot fr>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:30:53 +0200
- Subject: Re: howto change home path in /etc/passwd
- References: <Pine.GSO.email@example.com>
Surlignage Igor Pechtchanski <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Mon, 12 May 2003 Sylvain.Ferriol@imag.fr wrote:
> > Surlignage Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com>:
> > > On Mon, 12 May 2003, sferriol wrote:
> > >
> > > > hello
> > > > is there a command to change the home directory of a user in
> > > > because ssh sees this file before $HOME and i have always a error.
> > >
> > > Use an editor to edit /etc/passwd (as has been suggested). Mind the
> > > endings (I think).
> > no my question is to do this automatically
> > because when the admin has installed cygwin on a computer, it adds users
> > and each users has to define the variable HOME,
> > but if they use ssh, they have to chang /etc/passwd too.
> > i want to create a install file which update automatically /etc/passwd,
> puts defaults files (bashrc, inputrc,...)
> > i see that there is the mkpasswd command but it doesn't do what i want
> > do you know when /etc/passwd is created???
> > sylvain
> /etc/passwd is normally created (along with /etc/group) when setup runs
> the passwd-grp.sh postinstall script. The program that actually creates
> the passwd entries is called mkpasswd, and it sets the home directory to
> /home/<username> by default.
> One thing you can do is create symbolic links (or, better yet, user
> mounts) from /home/<username> to that user's $HOME. That way, you will
> not have to change /etc/passwd at all.
OK but do you know how to get the username because in the cygwin terminal
echo $USER or echo $USERNAME works
but i 'm using a file install.bat which calls 'bash.exe instal.sh'
and in install.sh:
> |\ _,,,---,,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
> ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ email@example.com
> |,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski
> '---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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