Directory c:\%USERPROFILE% created

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jun 9 08:18:00 GMT 2005

On Jun  9 08:37, Systemtechnik wrote:
> Hello,
> i was wandering about strange folders created in the root directory of 
> my Cygwin-Enhanced PCs and found out
> that everytime i start installer programs from within a cygwin shell, a 
> folder called %USERPROFILE% is created
> in the base directory of the pc's harddisk.
> I found out that if i start a command-shell from windows there is an 
> environment variable called "%USERPROFILE%" which
> points to the current logged in users directory. In cygwin-shells this 
> variable is missing.

Sure it's not something you're doing?  The variable is certainly
available when running the shell with cygwin.bat.  And even when
starting, say, tcsh directly from explorer, the variable is there,
right in the environment.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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