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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 20:31:55 +0200
From: Corinna Vinschen <vinschen AT redhat DOT com>
To: cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: [mathew DOT boorman AT au DOT cmg DOT com: /etc/profile /etc/passwd and HOME]
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In-Reply-To: <20011026140728.A347@redhat.com>; from cgf@redhat.com on Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 02:07:28PM -0400

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 02:07:28PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 08:01:03PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >I like that idea.
> >
> >Should we add these lines to the generated profile?
> 
> Doesn't bash do this for you automatically, somehow?
> Having /etc/profile do this for you seems wrong.

Setting HOME is the job of the login process (login/sshd, etc.)
No shell sets HOME by itself even if it's started as login shell.

Worst case is tcsh, which doesn't even start if HOME isn't set.

The workaround to set it in /etc/profile does fortunately work
for bash. 

The other solution (if you think /etc/profile is too ugly) would
be to set HOME in cygwin.bat if it isn't already set.

Corinna

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