File not found with scp

Thorsten Kampe
Wed Mar 25 17:43:00 GMT 2009

* Ryan Stewart (Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:19:45 -0500)
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Ryan Stewart <>
> wrote:
> > I'm trying to use scp to copy a remote file to a local directory, and
> > it's telling me the file isn't found.
> [...]
> I found the problem. When I use scp--from computer A to computer B
> only--my home isn't c:\cygwin\home\ryan, but c:\Program
> File\Git\home\ryan. ???

Why do you think it is?

> c:\cygwin\home\ryan is my home directory on both computer A and B in
> normal bash shells and also when I ssh from one to the other. Why is
> scp behaving differently?

Check /etc/profile for details on how HOME is set...


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