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Re: Doesn't chdir to /home/foo when cygwin shell is started
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Xanana Gusmao <legolas_sindarin at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 22:24:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Doesn't chdir to /home/foo when cygwin shell is started
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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 ?
It would have been much easier to address this if you'd attached the
output of "cygcheck -svr" to your message (as indicated in
<http://cygwin.com/problems.html>). 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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