RFC: 1.7.33 problem with user's home directory

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Mon Nov 17 04:05:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> >> > So the Cygwin home dir
>> >> > is equivalent to the CMD homedir, which is %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%,
>> >> 
>> >> Which is covered by "system" setting. Which will either read the location from
>> >> AD or use %HOMEPATH%, if all else fails.
>> >> 
>> >> > not %HOMEPATH%/AppData/Roaming/CMD.
>> >> 
>> >> I don't see, why not. Forget for a moment about its true location.
>> >> Does it matter, where the files are located, when cygwin is running?
>> > Not when it's running, but a homedir does *not* belong under AppData,
>> > especially not under Roaming.
>> Perhaps, I'm missing something. What meaning exactly you put into "homedir",
>> which seems to preclude any possibility of discussion?

> You apparently didn't read what I wrote in this thread.  AppData is the
> wrong spot.  Applications are not supposed to use AppData directly,
> rather just the subfolders.

I didn't suggest to use AppData directly >.<

> And the Roaming subfolder is the worst
> of all, given that it contains the roaming profile, which is copied
> over to the client at login time.  This is not at all the place for
> any kind of home directory.

Well, now, this is an argument I won't be arguing about.
Any expectations of size of a file or directory have a tendency to be wrong.
(Proved by passwd/group files...)

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 17.11.2014, <06:49>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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