Ssh ignores $HOME

Ehud Karni
Wed Dec 29 12:14:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 22:39:42 -0500, Pierre A. Humblet <> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 08:24:55PM -0700, Ben Wing wrote:
> >
> > The problem is that ..... ssh is ignoring $HOME (despite its documentation)
> > and arbitrarily looking in /home/$USERNAME.  .....
> See last sentence in

This last sentence needs a correction: If there is no /etc/passwd ssh
will use the supplied$ HOME.

I would replace the faq sentence with: "Note that ssh disregard `HOME'
if /etc/passwd does exist."

I have checked this situation many times, as I make a minimal ssh
distribution (that can be run from a CD/flash) that run on machines
where Cygwin is not installed (and consequently - no mounts and
no /etc/passwd).


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