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Re: changing home directory
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:21:26 +0200
- Subject: Re: changing home directory
- References: <AANLkTik1TuKTAKiCxoUeT4UCPq4X_iNzQkptAgkEnVy9@mail.gmail.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mar 31 17:55, Mirko Vukovic wrote:
> 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 http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-utils.html#mount
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