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Re: load user preferences ?
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- To: Marc Chantreux <chantreux dot marc at wanadoo dot fr>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 13:48:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: load user preferences ?
- References: <email@example.com>
At 01:02 PM 4/15/2002, Marc Chantreux wrote:
>>>/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/mc/_unix
>>>mc@MILLENIUM:~# ls -A
>>>.Xdefaults .bashrc .gimp-1.2 .lftp Mail _viminfo
>>>.bash_history .cpan .irssi .ssh Xdefaults
>>>but i was worked fine on an older install. Any idea to fix that ?
>>You want to look at the email archives,
>the only problem noticed is that the $HOME is not set ... if you see my lines, you
>you can see that it's done.
I can see what's done? That HOME is set? You mean to
"/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/mc/_unix"? I believe you're asking for
a leap of faith on my part that isn't warranted based on the data you've
>> If you still have trouble for some reason, you'll
>>need to provide the list with the specifics of what you've done and the
>>process you follow that makes your problem occur.
>hmm ... sorry for being ambigous :
>- i've installed cygwin with the setup.exe. the $HOME was still set with %USERPROFILE%/_unix.
>- it does not work.
>- i've tried to mount this $HOME on /home/$USERNAME without succes.
To be honest, I'm still not real sure what your specific problem is.
I'm guessing that you want to know why .bashrc isn't sourced. Am I right?
That depends on how you invoke the shell. Adding it to one of the script
files that get automatically sourced with "bash -l" (which is what is invoked
by cygwin.bat) will solve that problem. There's discussions in the email
archives about this. In particular, there were discussions about the fact
that /etc/profile doesn't source this file by default anymore and what the
alternatives are. You may want to review that discussion or even just look
at the bash man page and/or user guide to see what files are sourced when and
why. There are good recommendations in those documents that will resolve
your issue for you.
>BTW , i've seen that the /etc/passwd uses /home/$USER as $HOME. I've just tried :
This is discussed in the email archives.
>%HOME% = c:\_home\%USERNAME%
>mount "c:\_home" /home
>failed too :(
Sorry. I don't follow your logic here. I can't see how noticing that
/etc/passwd uses /home/$USERNAME would suggest that you need to set your
HOME variable to c:\_home\<anything>. You're free to do so but why you
would want to or need to is beyond me. Ditto the mount.
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