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RE: install cygwin in windows xp sp1
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 19:02:19 +0100
- Subject: RE: install cygwin in windows xp sp1
On 11 July 2006 18:48, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
You know, it's just occurred to me that we can't actually tell whether what
the OP was complaining about was the /format/ in which the home dir path was
displayed, or the /location/ of it on what I'll bet is a network drive driven
by the domain-login setting of %HOME% in the windows environment!
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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