> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-
> ow...@cygwin.com] On Behalf Of Steinar Bang
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:07 AM
> To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
> Subject: Problems with users home directory on cygwin64 on Windows 10
> 
> Platform: Intel i7, Windows 10 Pro
>         Cygwin64
> 
> I installed cygwin X yesterday (basically the xorg-server, xlaunch, 
> lxterminal,
> openssh and mosh).  SSH doesn't work in the resulting installation because
> cygwin believes the home directory is /home/sb.
> 
> I have set HOME as an environment variable, that in cygwin looks like:
>  HOME=/cygdrive/d/Profiles/sb
> 
> getent reports the following:
>  sb@ITEM-S63383:~$ getent passwd sb
>  sb:*:1294839:1049089:U-AD-ONE\sb,S-1-5-21-2260904419-1400770398-
> 4175912926-246263:/home/sb:/bin/bash
>  sb@ITEM-S63383:~$
> 
> The user "sb" is an AD user and the computer belongs to an active domain.
> 
> I have tried the following:
>  1. Adding the following line to the /etc/nsswitch.conf file (also known
>     as C:\cygwin64\etc\nsswitch.conf ):
>      db_home:  windows
>  2. Stopped all cygwin windows, but this didn't help  3. Changed the config to
>      db_home:  /%H
>  4. Stopped all cygwin windows, but the home directory was still
>     /home/sb
>  5. Changed the /etc/nsswitch.conf file back to
>      db_home:  windows
>  5. Rebooted, but home directory was still /home/sb  6. Checked for
> /etc/password and/or /etc/group, but no such file were
>     present
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> - Steinar
> 
> 
> --
[Ross Boulet] 

Have you tried running mkpasswd? The man page for mkpasswd looks like it might 
accomplish what you want.

Also, this mailing list is deprecated. Please see 
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree-announce/2015-03/msg00001.html


-Ross


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