RFC: 1.7.33 problem with user's home directory

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Tue Nov 11 01:39:00 GMT 2014

On 11/10/2014 3:52 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi,
> after a long discussion in RL today, I came to the conclusion that
> there's a major problem in the current handling of the user's home
> directory in AD environments in the new user account code when not using
> /etc/passwd files.

My personal preference would be for the Cygwin Home directory to be
created under


That way the home directory is isolated from native windows applications
that might use the same file names but with different line endings
directly in %HOMEPATH%.

And, the data is within the user profile so that when accessed via
redirection or otherwise, the data is accessible on every machine the
user logs into.

Jeffrey Altman

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