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Re: Doesn't chdir to /home/foo when cygwin shell is started

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Xanana Gusmao wrote:

> I installed cygwin on W2K but this time; it doesn't chdir to my homedir (
> C:\cygwin\home\foo ) when the shell is activated. I've tried to "cd ~" but
> to no avail. How do I inform the shell about my homedir ?
> Thanks
> Xanana

It would have been much easier to address this if you'd attached the
output of "cygcheck -svr" to your message (as indicated in
<>).  At a guess, your /etc/passwd does not
contain the user you log in as ("foo" in your example), which probably
leaves you in /cygdrive/c.  For more information, "man mkpasswd" and "man
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    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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