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Re: $HOME Directory Relocation


Michael A Chase writes:
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Benoit Rochefort" <Benoit.Rochefort@gerad.ca>
| To: "Laurence F. Wood" <LaurenceWood@sunyatasystems.com>
| Cc: "Cygwin@Cygwin. Com" <cygwin@cygwin.com>
| Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 13:11
| Subject: Re: $HOME Directory Relocation
| 
| 
| > Since no login occurs, place it in your batch file calling bash, or in
| > /etc/profile like I do. Here is my /etc/profile that correct many such
| > environment variable problems I found over the time:
| 
| The problem with setting HOME to a fixed value in cygwin.bat or /etc/profile
| is that limits your cygwin installation to a single user.  That's why the
| default /etc/profile allows $HOME to be passed through from the user's
| Windows environment.

That's exactly why I keep one "general" shortcut to cygwin and many
"specific" special shortcuts for "special" users (that's almost for testing
purpose and to be able to "emulate" another user uses that I have control
over; many of them have SAMBA mounted file system homes and by configuring
SAMBA correctly, I may read/write in there with correct permissions/uid/gid).

You can also change the line that sets HOME in my /etc/profile to the
following to get more flexibility:

: ${HOME=:"/home/$USER"}

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