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Re: setup.exe and mounting home directory in fstab
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:15:44 -0400
- Subject: Re: setup.exe and mounting home directory in fstab
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On 9/19/2013 12:16 PM, Rob Siklos wrote:
I wanted my /home directory to point to c:\Users rather than the
out-of-the-box home directory created by cygwin. In order to accomplish
this, I deleted the existing home folder and created a soft link mapping
/home to /cygdrive/c/Users.
This works great, except that I notice that every time I run setup.exe, my
soft link gets removed and a new profile is created for me the next time I
open a Cygwin terminal.
Every time this happens, I just delete the new /home folder and re-create
the soft link. However, this is getting annoying, so I'm looking for a
My current solution is to just mount it in fstab with the following line:
c:/Users /home ntfs binary,posix=0,nouser
This is working fine, but now I'm worried about what setup.exe will do to
this folder the next time I update Cygwin. Will it be safely left alone, or
will my user profile get deleted?
'setup*.exe' won't change this. Alternatively, you can set HOME in your
Windows environment to point to the directory you want as your home.
Either will work.
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