Setting $HOME for Windows

Chris Herborth
Thu Dec 23 18:27:00 GMT 2004

George wrote:
> I remember reading some time ago a vague admonition against manually
> setting $HOME as a Windows environment variable.  

I set mine to something sensible (usually d:\home or d:\home\userid) 
before installing Cygwin; I've never had any trouble.  Perhaps the issue 
is with the spaces in the default $USERPROFILE?

Chris Herborth (
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