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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:04:34 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: [mathew DOT boorman AT au DOT cmg DOT com: /etc/profile /etc/passwd and HOME]
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On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 02:39:02PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>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?
>
>I just checked and yes it does.  However I believe that would only be
>for --login.
>
>> Having /etc/profile do this for you seems wrong.
>
>Yes, perhaps Cygwin should do it in dll initialization.

Sure.  Why not?  We've got all of the info.  This shouldn't be too hard.
We already do this with HOMEDRIVE, etc.

I can't think of anything that it would hurt and it might help other
things.

cgf

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