Re: Get Cygwin home directory path for current user
- Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:40:10 +0300
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Get Cygwin home directory path for current user
Greetings, Bill Stewart!
>> There is -- use a cygwin shell. As Eric has already explained, expansion is the
>> shell's responsibility. Powershell doesn't do it. If you want expansion, use one
>> that does.
> So let's consider, for a bit, that not everybody uses a Cygwin shell.
> (Hard to believe, perhaps, but PowerShell is really quite good.)
Not as good as bash. Just so you know.
> For interoperability's sake, it is useful to get this path from the
> Windows side, and this seems oddly absent.
Setup your system to use %USERPROFILE% as $HOME and forget this problem
For interoperability's sake! (q)
> Cygpath already has a set of flags for returning system information
> directories, such as -H, which returns the path to the user profile
> directory. (As I noted previously, this is not always the same as ~
> when expanded in a Cygwin shell.)
Cygpath is designed to increse Cygwin's interoperability. Not PS's or what
> Ergo: It would be quite useful if cygpath could tell us this path directly.
> As I noted previously, yes, the below works:
> dash -c '/bin/cygpath -aw ~'
> However, this seems awkward and requires a Cygwin shell (why should
> that be a prerequisite?).
Try http://make-everything-ok.com/ then.
> So I guess I have a feature request:
> Add a new flag to cygpath that returns the current user's home
> directory (same as what ~ returns from a Cygwin shell).
With best regards,
Friday, February 15, 2019 14:29:47
Sorry for my terrible english...
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