setup.exe and mounting home directory in fstab

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Sep 20 01:46:00 GMT 2013

On 9/19/2013 12:16 PM, Rob Siklos wrote:
> Background:
> I wanted my /home directory to point to c:\Users rather than the
> out-of-the-box home directory created by cygwin.  In order to accomplish
> this, I deleted the existing home folder and created a soft link mapping
> /home to /cygdrive/c/Users.
> This works great, except that I notice that every time I run setup.exe, my
> soft link gets removed and a new profile is created for me the next time I
> open a Cygwin terminal.
> Every time this happens, I just delete the new /home folder and re-create
> the soft link.  However, this is getting annoying, so I'm looking for a
> different solution.
> My current solution is to just mount it in fstab with the following line:
>    c:/Users /home ntfs binary,posix=0,nouser
> This is working fine, but now I'm worried about what setup.exe will do to
> this folder the next time I update Cygwin.  Will it be safely left alone, or
> will my user profile get deleted?

'setup*.exe' won't change this.  Alternatively, you can set HOME in your
Windows environment to point to the directory you want as your home.
Either will work.



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