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Re: install cygwin in windows xp sp1

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 06:44:11PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 11 July 2006 17:58, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 09:07:31AM -0700, truelies wrote:
>>> I am new to cygwin. I want to install it in windows xp sp1, but I can find
>>> the home dictionary, use pwd, it's \cygdrive\r, any way to change it to
>>> C:\Cygwin\Home\username? Thank you!
>> Sorry.  Cygwin emulates Linux.  Linux doesn't use path names like
>> "c:\cygwin\home\username".
>> If you don't want to use the type of posix path names that Linux employs
>> then maybe you shouldn't be using Cygwin.
>  Well, according to
>the OP could set HOME to that in the windows environment vars and it'll be
>automatically translated to /home/username in cygwin.

The backslash typo notwithstanding the path is being translated from a
windows directory.  There is no way to make pwd produce a windows path.

But, setting HOME to something or filling out the correct field in
/etc/passwd will result in something other then \cygdrive\r (sic).  The
something will still be a POSIX path, however.


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