Web lists-archives.com

Re: Get Cygwin home directory path for current user

On 2019-02-14 17:03, Bill Stewart wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM Vince Rice wrote:
>> Here, you say "forget about the ~ character." We can't "forget" about the tilde. This whole
>> conversation is about the tilde, specifically tilde expansion.
> Eric Blake seems to have understood (see his response if it's still unclear).
- /home/$LOGNAME
- getent passwd $LOGNAME has Cygwin home /home/$LOGNAME as 2nd last field
- FOLDERID_Profile seems to be 40 on Win10 so cygpath -F 40 gives my USERPROFILE

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This email may be disturbing to some readers as it contains
too much technical detail. Reader discretion is advised.

Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple