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Re: home directory not created in cygwin installation

My computer runs Windows 2000 Professional. I verified $USER is correct from cygwin but $HOME was not set during installation (I don't know why). I also noticed that the file /etc/profile does not seem to have the lines to set HOME (comparing to other people's profile). Now I have to set HOME every time I start a cygwin shell. Is there a way I can run the profile to set HOME permanently after installation? Thanks.

At 06:32 PM 9/30/2003 -0400, you wrote:
On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Ji-Wei Wu wrote:

> I downloaded and installed the latest cygwin today on my computer.  I
> followed all defaults during installation (in c:\cygwin).  After that, I
> started a cygwin bash shell but found that it did not start in the
> /home/$USER directory ($USER means the user name I use to log onto my
> computer).  The actual directory is /sygdrive/c, which means the c: drive
> on my computer.  What went wrong in my installation and can anyone help me?
> Thanks.

At a guess, your HOME is set incorrectly in Windows.
Please read and follow the Cygwin problem reporting guidelines at
<>.  This will provide enough information
to venture a better guess or to find a solution for your problem.
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