How to set default startup directory for cygwin

Glen Mazza glen.mazza@gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 16:28:00 GMT 2008


On Feb 18, 2008 9:45 AM, Mirko Vukovic <mirko.vukovic@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Glen Mazza <glen.mazza@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> >  I looked in the FAQ and could not find the answer to this question, so
> >  am asking here.  Whenever I start cygwin, I need to cd several levels
> >  down to the only directory that I care about when using cygwin.  How
> >  can I get cygwin to start in this particular directory by
> >  default...i.e., each time I start Cygwin it will be in that directory
> >  already?  Cygwin seems to ignore the "Start In: " option in the
> >  Windows Preferences for this application.
> >
> >  Thanks,
> >  Glen
> >
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> The way I have it setup (speaking from memory, as it was done ages
> ago) to start in "my documents" folder, is:
>
> - I have a mount point /home defined to point to "my documents" folder
> (that is done within cygwin, see the manual)
> - I have the windows environment variable HOME also pointing to "my
> documents" folder (that is done from the windows xp control
> panel/system/advanced)
>
>

Are both steps actually needed?  They seem redundant, i.e., one of the
two alone should do it.

Glen

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