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- From: "Fox, Michael K" <michael dot k dot fox at boeing dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:42:44 -0700
- Subject: No userid
I have installed Cygwin on a Win2K box here at my job. The Cygwin environment appears to operate (I can open the Cygwin terminal and execute commands successfully.) However, Cygwin has installed with a strange userid. When I type whoami the answer is 'SMSCliSvcAcct&'. My home directory is /home/Administrator. The /etc/passwd file Cygwin created contains
I have tried modifying the fourth line of the passwd file as follows
where foo7873 is the userid I use to login to this box. I also renamed the folder C:\cygwin\home\Administrator to
After this, when I restart Cygwin and type whoami the answer is foo7873, but Cygwin still thinks my home directory should be /home/Administrator and creates a new folder by that name. I suppose it's not a big deal but I would prefer my home directory to be /home/foo7873 How can I accomplish this?
> michael.k.fox@boeing .com
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