From: Paul G. <pgarceau@at...> - 2002-05-02 22:56:29
(bash prompt or window title?)
Win9x does not report my user name either as part of a window title -- not really important as it has no
impact on MSYS functionality. However, bash/rxvt prompt is supposed to include user name.
So, if your bash/rxvt prompt includes your user name then it is fine and you don't need to be concerned about
However, if your bash/rxvt prompt does not include your user name, we would then need more information
re: your configuration of MSYS.
On 3 May 2002 at 1:16, Andres Rand wrote:
> Im using:
> It might be a unapropriate question, but is it normal under Win98SE,
> that my users home folder is named Win32user??
> (c:\msys\1.0\home\Win32user) My username is certanly NOT Win32User :P
> Under rxvt it displays normally (Lord Nikon@...)
> Lines causing it in msys.bat file:
> if "x%USERNAME%" == "x" set USERNAME=Win32User
> if "x%HOME%" == "x" set HOME=/home/%USERNAME%
> It is too deep magic for me ;)
> Thank you.
From: Paul G. <pgarceau@at...> - 2002-05-04 21:06:44
On 3 May 2002 at 7:34, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> The only workaround at the moment is to manually change the Win32User
> string in the msys.bat file to what you want it to be.
Just checked this. It didn't set username. Are you suggesting changing the environment variable
> I have an idea
> for version 1.0.8 that'll remove any need to set the HOME variable
> which is the requirement for needing USERNAME in the first place.
> That won't be for a while though.
Also tried to set username in autoexec.bat and it didn't work either.
Apparently, username can only be defined by the Win9x system, and then only if network logons are being used.
To verify this I also created a false user profile for a non-existent username which I created in autoexec.bat file. Didn't fool
Win9x into thinking username existed as username (under bash shell) still came up as "unknown".
Looks like, at this point, that the ability to set username is a "feature" of enabling network logons on your Win9x
It is simple enough to enable network logons under Win9x, and you do not need a network of PCs to use the
Sounds like the best workaround is to enable the network logons for your Win9x system.