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Re: ncftp 3.1.4 bookmark save problem

At 02:02 PM 9/28/2002 -0400, you wrote:
On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Dino Morelli wrote:

> I just got the nearly complete cygwin setup this week (minus XFree86) and
> have noticed that ncftp is having a problem saving bookmarks.
> My $HOME is /cygdrive/c/Document and Settings/stimpleton
> (yes, with spaces, God damn Windows to hell)
> It's not making a $HOME/.ncftp directory and fails even if I make one for
> it and do 'chmod 666 $HOME/.ncftp'
> The error message I get is "Sorry, configuration information is not saved
> for this user."
> I also tried to set $NCFTPDIR to something non-spacey like /cygdrive/c and
> it still fails to create bookmark info at that location. (as per the man
> page on environment variables that ncftp is supposed to use)
> I'm running under Windows XP Pro SP1

Hmm, Windows usually names that directory "Documents and Settings" (notice
the "s").  Just making sure you're using the right one (which you should
be, since you can create a $HOME/.ncftp), so just covering the bases here.
Well, truth is I have to do 'mkdir "$HOME/.ncftp"' quoted because of the spaces in HOME. But this type of home variable has been cool with the other parts of cygwin that I've been using for a long time.

I'm not 100% certain, but I think this used to work for ncftp at some point in the not-so-distant. With the spacey HOME, I mean.

What is your $CYGWIN setting?  Are you running ncftp from a bash shell, or
from a shortcut?  If the latter, is your $CYGWIN set in .bashrc or
similar, or is it set in the Windows environment?
CYGWIN is not set at all
I'm running from bash

ncftp seems to extract the value of $HOME from /etc/passwd, rather than
from the current value of $HOME...  What is your home directory set to in
Hm. in /etc/passwd my home is /home/[username]
All users' homes are like that under /home I wonder if this has always been in cygwin. I never looked in /etc/passwd before.

-Dino Morelli
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