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RE: chere not seeing my preferred $HOME
- From: "Nellis, Kenneth" <Kenneth dot Nellis at xerox dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:55:31 +0000
- Subject: RE: chere not seeing my preferred $HOME
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From: Rainer Blome
> Hi Kenneth,
(Actually, I don't know how to do that, so I do it manually.)
> not sure what you are aiming for here.
I simply want chere to run my .profile before it presents
me with the bash prompt.
> The purpose of `chere` is, quoting from its help,
> to "to right click a folder in Windows Explorer and
> open a Cygwin shell *in that folder*."
> Your `.bash_profile` should run in whatever directory
> it is called from. To refer to a file in your $HOME,
> explicitly do so (by prefixing any path with $HOME).
I guess the problem is knowing how to tell chere what
my Cygwin $HOME is.
> > Hoping I can keep the two domains separate.
> What kind of domains do you mean?
> > chere> echo $HOME; cygpath -w $HOME
> > /cygdrive/c/Users/KNellis
> > C:\Users\KNellis
Using the word "domain" generically, there is my Windows
domain ($HOME is C:\Users\KNellis) and my Cygwin domain
($HOME is C:\cygwin\home\knellis). chere appears to be using
my Windows domain, which doesn't have a .bash_profile,
but I'd like it to use my Cygwin domain.
> How come you have differing values for $HOME in some contexts?
> Do you have two separate Cygwin installs?
> Two home directories?
Yes, a Windows home and a Cygwin home, as demonstrated.
> Where does the "chere" prompt stem from?
Just for this posting I manually entered: PS1='chere> '