RFC: 1.7.33 problem with user's home directory

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Sat Nov 29 09:36:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

> On Nov 28 19:08, Andrey Repin wrote:
>> > If we implement the above, we
>> > would just have to add a cmd wrapper script in /bin to make sure
>> > $PATH is set correctly and to make sure CMD starts up in $HOME,
>> > something along the lines of:
>> >   $ cat /bin/cmd
>> >   #!/bin/dash
>> >   PATH=/bin:$PATH
>> >   cd $HOME
>> >   # Don't rely on COMSPEC!
>> >   cmd=$(cygpath -ua "${SYSTEMROOT}\\System32\\CMD.EXE")
>> >   exec "${cmd}"
>> I hope you don't expect it to work inside mintty.

> Oh, it does.  CMD itself isn't the biggest problem, many other native
> tools are.

Yes, CMD itself do output... something. As long as encoding isn't an issue.
But I have PROMPT=%USERNAME%%COMPUTERNAME%. Imagine if one of them turned out
to contain non-ASCII characters.

>> Cygwin tools may function
>> properly in this case, but the shell itself - I have my doubts. And other
>> native tools would certainly have issues with encoding, if not with any output
>> at all.
>> Said that, it would need to be a simple .cmd file, so that it'd run in native
>> console.
>> Something like
>> PATH=%~dp0;%PATH%
>> START "" /B "%SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe" /K

> Fine with me, but it also has to cd to %HOME%, which is given in
> POSIX syntax...

That may be an issue, unless %HOME% is set somewhere else.
If you have ideas, where to look, I may be able to provide the code to do it.

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 29.11.2014, <01:17>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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