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- From: "Green, Keith" <KGreen at ida dot org>
- To: "Cygwin List" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:46:54 -0500
- Subject: home directory
New problem. Never had this one before.
In Windows, I define the HOME variable to C:\etc.
However, my cygwin.bat file reads
set HOME=/home/kgreen (also tried set HOME=H:\cygwin\home\kgreen )
bash --login -i
and the pertinent line from /etc/passwd reads:
BUT ... when I double click on icon (cygwin.bat), it keeps bringing me up in /usr/bin.
I've tried disabling ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_login (just in case). Same thing.
The odd thing is that in the cygwin.bat file, regardless of how I set it (with POSIX or DOS path name), when the cygwin window comes up and I type echo $HOME, it has the right value in it. That is, $HOME says /home/kgreen.
Also, when I put a ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_login inside /home/kgreen, it uses them! So it's getting there somehow ... and then deciding on its own that it would rather be in /usr/bin!
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