reseting HOME directory
Wed Oct 29 23:27:00 GMT 2008
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> mcbenus wrote:
>> Thanks! Is that ok to change the Windows Home? what implications it may have
>> on other software?
> For Cygwin, you shouldn't set HOME in the Windows environment unless you
> need Cygwin to see the same HOME as some other software (MKS is one
> example I know of that likes to set HOME in the Windows environment).
> As for the implications, it depends on the software you have installed
> that relies on this environment variable (like MKS). Windows doesn't
> use HOME. So unless you really need it, you're better off removing
> it from you Windows environment.
I don't know that there's any particular reason to discourage setting HOME
in the Windows environment - I've done it for years (since I started using
Cygwin B19, I think). For me, it serves to indicate where "my stuff" is
located, whether Cygwin related or not (c:\wbp). Besides Cygwin, it is
used in my systems by (non-Cygwin) Emacs and MSYS.
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