Hi Lou,
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From: Lou godio
To: MinGW Users List
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] How do I get C:\MINGW\msys\1.0\msys.bat to start in a directory of my choosing ??

Keith,

?? Are you saying I should create a file called '.profile' in directory MINGW\msys\1.0\home that contains a single command:
cd \MINGW     
Keith is not suggesting that at all.
He is suggesting that it goes in C:\MINGW\msys\1.0\home\ADMIN which is the default place for the
millions (or is it trillions?) of people using Unix,GNU Linux or software developed from and for these systems, which I first saw thirty five years ago and which has not changed in all that time. And that you put all you personal files in this same place.
Stephen