problem with mkdir //fileserver when opening cygwin terminal

Leo Lagos
Wed Mar 26 17:35:00 GMT 2014

HI Larry,

I created a new /etc/passwd by using:

llagos@T420-LLAGOS ~
$ mkpasswd -l -c -p /home

That solved the issue!

Thanks a lot,

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin)
> On 3/25/2014 10:54 AM, Leo Lagos wrote:
>> Hi Larry,
>> Yes, that seems to be the problem. My /etc/passwd is full of users of
>> my company's domain, all of them (including me) with home such as
>> //fileserver/public/<user>
>> I don't need to have all my company in this file, since it's only for me.
>> any quick way or re-creating this file? I do remember a mkpasswd or
>> similar command..???
> Yes, mkpasswd will allow you to populate your '/etc/passwd' file.
> mkgroup will do the same for your '/etc/group' file.  Check out the
> man page and/or the Cygwin User's Guide for more details.
> <>
> <>
> If you would prefer to work only with a local user, use the -l or -L
> flags for these commands.  Otherwise, use the -d or -D flags.  For the
> domain at least, you probably want to use the -c flag.  You will probably
> also want to use the -p flag to specify your home directory (since it
> points to a network path for your domain).
> --
> Larry

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