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Re: 1.5.18: .bash_profile not being invoked
Farhad Tahmasebi wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: Larry Hall (Cygwin)
To: Farhad Tahmasebi
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: 1.5.18: .bash_profile not being invoked
Well your '/etc/passwd' doesn't agree with the directory you set your
HOME environment variable to. If running "bash -l" works, that means
that either you aren't running "cygwin.bat" or it's equivalent to start
the bash shell that you're having problems with or that you're setting
HOME in a bash script that you're sourcing along the way. Either set
HOME in your Windows environment, change '/etc/passwd' to point to your
preferred home directory (via editing or 'mkpasswd'), or use "cygwin.bat"
or comparable way to start your initial bash shell.
Bravo. Editing /etc/passwd worked.
I'm wondering why 1.5.17 works on my other pc. The etc/passwd files were
identical before I edited the one on the 1.5.18 machine.
Also, I'm definitely running cygwin.bat.
I can't answer why it works on your other machine. My speculation is that
you must be setting your HOME variable in your Windows environment or
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