setup/mkpasswd and HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH
Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)
Wed May 6 21:41:00 GMT 2009
On 05/06/2009, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Don't we still need '/' as the ultamite default in '/etc/profile'
> > > in case all others couldn't be accessed for some reason?
> Explain "couldn't be accessed". The default case of /home/$USER
> doesn't exist when a user starts bash for the first time. So it
> isn't "accessible", but /etc/profile will create the directory.
Sorry, I was too slow today, though as you say, we can always make
changes if needed so I'll answer anyway. ;-)
I was basically thinking of the pathelogical case where the user
doesn't have permissions to create or access the home directory
due to some strange phenomena (somebody messed up permissions,
'/home/<user>' points to a shared drive that's inaccessible, etc.).
It's probably not a big deal but it seems like it may be less
pathelogical to have a fallback directory (i.e. '/') that's always
there and minimally accessible at least than some other less well
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