I use mintty as my console emulator for MinGW/MSYS. Recently (I'm not certain exactly when), the home directory used by this combination changed from my Windows user folder (
/home/<me>/, which is causing minor havoc for me.
How can I change my home directory back? I've done some searching online, but all of the information I've been able to find so far is Cygwin-specific and hasn't translated well to MinGW/MSYS.
The most likely-looking avenues I've pursued so far are
/etc/nsswitch.conf, both of which are entirely absent from MSYS' root. I've tried creating an
/etc/nsswitch.conf containing a
db_home: windows line, but this seemed to have no effect. I've not yet tried creating an
/etc/passwd file as
mkpasswd isn't present in MinGW/MSYS and I don't know what its contents should be.
- Windows 10 (w/ Anniversary Update)
- the latest version of all my installed MinGW and MSYS packages
- …including msys-mintty 1.0.3-1-msys-1.0.17