[mathew.boorman@au.cmg.com: /etc/profile /etc/passwd and HOME]

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri Oct 26 12:03:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 02:39:02PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 08:01:03PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >I like that idea.
>> >
>> >Should we add these lines to the generated profile?
>> Doesn't bash do this for you automatically, somehow?
>I just checked and yes it does.  However I believe that would only be
>for --login.
>> Having /etc/profile do this for you seems wrong.
>Yes, perhaps Cygwin should do it in dll initialization.

Sure.  Why not?  We've got all of the info.  This shouldn't be too hard.
We already do this with HOMEDRIVE, etc.

I can't think of anything that it would hurt and it might help other


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