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Re: How to set default startup directory for cygwin

On Feb 18, 2008 9:46 AM, Dave Korn <> wrote:
> On 18 February 2008 14:34, Glen Mazza wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I looked in the FAQ and could not find the answer to this question, so
> > am asking here.  Whenever I start cygwin, I need to cd several levels
> > down to the only directory that I care about when using cygwin.  How
> > can I get cygwin to start in this particular directory by
> > default...i.e., each time I start Cygwin it will be in that directory
> > already?  Cygwin seems to ignore the "Start In: " option in the
> > Windows Preferences for this application.
>   Well not exactly, the problem is twofold:
> 1.  When you double-click the cygwin icon, you're invoking a batch file,
> Cygwin.bat, which has the job of starting up bash, and the first thing it does
> is change directory.  So cygwin doesn't "ignore" the "start in" option, but
> straight away changes to somewhere else (the /bin dir) anyway.
> 2.  When your bash shell is launched, it changes to your $HOME dir anyway.
>   Your simplest bet is probably to add "cd <whereever>" as the last line of
> ~/.bashrc.

Do you mean cygwin.bat?  I'm using Windows, so I don't think I have a
~/.bashrc file.


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