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Re: Get Cygwin home directory path for current user

On 2/14/19 1:40 PM, Bill Stewart wrote:
> According to this:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42841907/
> cygpath -w ~
> ...formerly produced to stdout the home directory path for the current user.
> This seems not be the case any more: When I run cygpath -w ~, I get just ~.

What shell are you using?

> Is this by design? If so, what's the way to programmatically determine
> the Windows path of ~?

Depending on the shell, ~ is expanded to $HOME prior to invoking a
program. But if you want to take the shell's expansions out of the
equation, you could use:

cygpath -w "$HOME"

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
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