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Re: home directory not created in cygwin installation
- From: Ji-Wei Wu <Ji-Wei dot Wu-1 at nasa dot gov>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 16:08:39 -0400
- Subject: Re: home directory not created in cygwin installation
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org><email@example.com>
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?
At a guess, your HOME is set incorrectly in Windows.
Please read and follow the Cygwin problem reporting guidelines at
<http://cygwin.com/problems.html>. This will provide enough information
to venture a better guess or to find a solution for your problem.
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