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Re: changing home directory

On Mar 31 17:55, Mirko Vukovic wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to change my /home directory.
> My windows HOME variable points to d: which is my user directory on the PC.
> Currently, /home points to my home directory.  But because of some
> issues with unison, I would like to change it
> to /home/977315
> I tried:
> > mkdir /home/977315
> > vi /etc/fstab ... to point d: to /home/977315 (d: is my home directory)
> > vi /etc/passwd to make my login directory /home/977315
> But when I open a new bash window, `cd ~' will still put me into
> /home, and mount's output still points d: to /home.
> If I remove that windows variable HOME, my cygwin home directory
> becomes /home/mv.  But the mount point d: is still pointing to /home,
> disregarding the /etc/fstab setting
> What else should I do?

Stop all your Cygwin processes and start again.  The fstab changes won't
be visible until you "restart" your Cygwin session.  Alternatively, try
`mount -a', see


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