Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999
--- Ian Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> For some reason, I can't get bash to automatically change to my home
> directory when it starts. The HOME envar is set to the Unixoid path, ie.
> /home/itz. It has to be that way because I have other Cygwin-linked
> programs (XEmacs is one) that I want to be able to start independently,
> before bash has run.
> Yes, I give bash the --login and -i flags. It makes no difference. Unless
> I explicitly cd to the home directory from the batch wrapper, the directory
> I end up in is either the bin directory where bash executable is located,
> or some weird ....\Desktop\itz place (the latter seems to happen when I
> start it through a Windows "shortcut").
> As a consequence, my .profile is not being sourced, etc. etc.
> Any ideas appreciated.
Are you positive that it isn't reading the /home/itz directory? If after you
start bash you do `cd' what does `pwd' say? Try issuing `bash --help'. The
resource file for environment stuffs such as aliases should be in ~/.bashrc.
The --login switch will read the /etc/profile file (maybe searches for others,
I don't remember at the moment) and from there you should source the ~/.bashrc
file. Other information is available in the bash.info file.
"Earnie Boyd" < mailto:email@example.com >
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