More on Win7 update messing up HOME
Fri Aug 16 20:35:00 GMT 2019
On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 11:43 AM Lee wrote:
> On 8/16/19, David Karr wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 10:32 AM Hans-Bernhard Bröker wrote:
> >> Am 16.08.2019 um 15:28 schrieb David Karr:
> >> > On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3:50 AM Andrey Repin wrote:
> >> >> Do you have %HOME% variable set in your user environment?
> >> >> Do you have %HOMEDRIVE%/%HOMEPATH% variables defined to something
> >> >> unsettling?
> >> > I checked "Environment Variables" in control panel, and I'm not
> >> > anything beginning with "HOME" in either user or system variables.
> >> That check is not really useful, though.
> >> You need to look at the actual environment constructed for a user
> >> process, at run-time. About the easiest is to start a Windows command
> >> shell (Start->Run "cmd") and look at the output of the "set" command.
> >> In cases of looking for names starting with some prefix, like here, you
> >> can narrow down the search:
> >> set HOME
> > That just results in:
> > HOMEDRIVE=C:
> > HOMEPATH=\Users\<myuid>
> > I detailed this in another reply, but this would fit one of those checks,
> > which should result in "C:\Users\<myuid>", which is my Windows home
> > directory, which does exist. I don't want it to use this, but it's not
> > anyway. It's resulting in "/" as my Cygwin home.
> Have you checked /etc/nsswitch.conf yet?
> $ cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
> # /etc/nsswitch.conf
> # This file is read once by the first process in a Cygwin process tree.
> # To pick up changes, restart all Cygwin processes. For a description
> # see
> # Defaults:
> # passwd: files db
> # group: files db
> # db_enum: cache builtin
> # db_home: /home/%U
> # db_shell: /bin/bash
> # db_gecos: <empty>
This matches the state of mine, where all the lines are commented out.
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