[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-7
Mon Sep 11 23:40:00 GMT 2006
Eric Blake wrote:
> mwoehlke <mwoehlke <at> tibco.com> writes:
>>>> So $HOME is being set wrong. "echo $HOME | od -c" gives " / h o m
>>>> e / m w o e h l k e \r \n". "echo %HOME%" from a
>>>> fresh cmd.exe gives "C:/Documents and Settings/mwoehlke". I ran d2u on
>>>> /etc/profile, /etc/default/etc/profile and /etc/passwd.
> I can't reproduce this. Have you tried 'bash -lvx' for a verbose trace, to see
> if some text-mode file is being sourced very early in your edited /etc/profile
> which does HOME=/home/mwoehlke? The fact that Windows %HOME% is defined
> differently than what you want in cygwin makes it seem like you are doing
> something in /etc/profile to override what cygwin would normally do for $HOME.
I tried 'bash -x'. Alas I stupidly did it when already in bash (hey, my
non-bash shells are hard to get to! ;-)).
I did finally track it down; mwoehlke/.bash_profile in c:/documents and
settings was DOS-format, and was re-invoking bash -l after changing
HOME. I'm not sure how *that* wound up in DOS format; must've used
Notepad the one-and-only time I edited it.
Sorry for the trouble. :-)
>> POSIXLY_CORRECT = '1' <-- what is setting this, and why?
> That is being set by cygcheck, just before invoking external programs. It
> probably had something to do with forcing external programs to not rearrange
> option arguments (for example, "ls foo --all" treats --all as an option,
> but "POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 ls foo --all" treats --all as a filename). But I think
> it is possible to get along without doing it (repeating the example, "ls --
> foo --all" treats --all as a filename), and I personally think that cygcheck
> should be patched to QUIT setting POSIXLY_CORRECT, so that we can tell the
> masochists apart from normal users.
Ah, ok, so seeing it in cygcheck is a false positive. Didn't think that
cygcheck would tinker with my environment (maybe it should know it is
doing so and preserve the invocation value and print that?), so I didn't
think to actually 'echo $POSIXLY_CORRECT'. :-)
IOW I agree with your suggestion. I just got a little freaked out
thinking that Cygwin had unwittingly *made* me one of said users. ;-)
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