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Re: newbie:Missing .bashrc and other startups
- From: "Brett Serkez" <bserkez at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 11:22:00 -0500
- Subject: Re: newbie:Missing .bashrc and other startups
- References: <loom.20060320T160802firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I installed cygwin but did not select enough tools. Took about 4 installs
> before I thought I got all the stuff I needed, x11, etc, etc. However, there
> is no .bashrc nor .bash_profile. cd /home/xxx does nothing except report home
> does not exist. echo $HOME does work. Is there a fix for this? What did I
> fail to setup? I looked at a friends system and his home directory has all
> the bash stuff that I am missing. Shall i uninstall and then select everything
> and re-install? I googled but didnt see this problem.
Have you started a login shell? The first time you start a login
shell for a given user, the files in /etc/skel are used to create a
home directory for that user. This is a bit different than a UNIX
system that uses these files at the time the account is created.
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