Tue Apr 10 18:04:00 GMT 2007
Gustavo Seabra <gustavo.seabra <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if it is possible to use the windows folder "My
> Documents" or even "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME" (or some dir
> inside those) as the hoe directory in Cygwin. I though about
> substituting the user directory inside /home by a symlink to one of the
> above. Is there any reason that wouldn't work? Is there a better way to
> do it?
> The reason I am thinking about it is just practical: I want to have all
> my files (Windows or Cygwin) under one root.
> Thanks a lot
Yes, you can do this. I've done this for years by
putting "/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/ericjb/My Documents"
into /etc/passwd. This works well, though every once in awhile you might find
a shell script which doesn't correctly handle spaces in paths. (Such a script
is broken, and should be fixed.) I can't even remember the last time I ran
into that though, most scripts don't use $HOME.
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