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Re: Get Cygwin home directory path for current user




On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 12:49 PM Eric Blake wrote:

> 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"

Ah. I'm not using a Cygwin shell (PowerShell actually). So the
expansion happens before cygpath sees it, which is why it works in a
Cygwin shell but not directly from Windows...

So therefore I can write

dash -c '/bin/cygpath -w ~'

To get it, but this seems a bit roundabout and awkward.

Is there any way to do it more directly from a Windows shell?

Thanks!

Bill

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