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RE: strange install problems

> >2.  Shouldn't cygwin use something like
> $My_Documents
> >as it's home?  This is mostly on a local drive for
> all
> >windows installs.
> Cygwin uses for your home directory whatever Windows
> says
> is your home directory.   Cygwin gets this from
> '/etc/passwd'.  
> If you do a 'mkpasswd -d -u <your user name>',
> you'll see 
> what Cygwin will use as your home directory, as set
> by the 
> administrator of your domain.  If you don't want
> that, use
> the '-p' option.

How exactly do I use the "-p" option?

mkpasswd -p <my user name>
> >3.  Does cygwin not build a /home/$USERNAME
> dir/path
> >as part of it's install?  I did a complete install
> and
> >expected it.  Before I uninstalled my previous
> cygwin
> >install (which was installed a year ago) I did have
> a
> >/home/$USER dir and that is what I backed up.
> I think you're looking for this explanation:
> or see '/etc/profile'.  '/etc/profile' makes your
> home
> directory if it doesn't exist. 
> >4.  If the answer to number 3 is No.  Can I just
> >create a /home/$USER and copy my old /home/user
> there?
> Sure.  Copy it where you like and need it.  Make
> Cygwin 
> see it where ever you want if the one it gets from
> Windows
> isn't to your liking.

Your comment "Make Cygwin see it where ever you want"
is vague.  How do I do that?



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