HOME directory has somehow been overridden

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@freemail.ru
Tue Aug 7 08:35:00 GMT 2012

Greetings, Soumya Roy!

Please, don't top-post.

> Howver as it turns out, previously when I was typing "$ ls ~"    I was
> getting the contents of "Documents and Settings/Valnt"....but now
> however "$ ls ~"   gives me the actual proper content of
> "/cygwin/home/Valnt"....which is perfect...however the basic problem
> still remains i.e the initial directory(after starting cygwin) that I
> am in is "Documents and Settings/Valnt"...
> so this is what I want to "fix"...
> Any suggestion is much appreciated.

You can define HOME in windows evironment. But that would also affect other
programs, that totally don't expect such action.
I mean, if you say $HOME, programs expect it to point you your user's profile.

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@freemail.ru) 07.08.2012, <12:15>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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