This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: ncftp 3.1.4 bookmark save problem
At 02:02 PM 9/28/2002 -0400, you wrote:
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.
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.
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
Hm. in /etc/passwd my home is /home/[username]
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
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 mailto:email@example.com
ICQ: 3497246 http://wasabi.dynip.com
"Document code? Why do you think they call it 'code'?"
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Bug reporting: http://cygwin.com/bugs.html