customizing bash

Reini Urban
Mon Jan 31 15:14:00 GMT 2005 schrieb:
>   I am a new cygwin user. I am not able to locate the .profile, .login .bashrc etc bash files, so I can use it to customize bash. I understand from various installation instruction that I red that the HOME env variable needs to be set for this.  I followed the instructions given in many cygwin guides and install docs and updated my HOME environment variable both in my Windows system environment variable tab as
> HOME=C:\Documents and Settings\vshastri
> And updated in cygwin.bat as follows before starting the bash shell:
> @echo off
> C:
> chdir C:\cygwin\bin
> set HOME=C:\Documents and Settings\vshastri
> bash --login –i

Very bad. HOME is set automatically.
First by cygwin and then verified by your /etc/profile
if running bash --login.


See the cygwin FAQ:

Then see the various bash beginner guides.

And beware of the problem with spaces. esp. in your HOME.
Recommended is make /home/vshastri a symlink or mount to
"C:\Documents and Settings\vshastri", so you don't have to deal with the 
space in your HOME.
Reini Urban

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