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RE: Problem running zsh on WinNT 4.0
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- From: Amol Deshpande <amold@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Larry P . Schrof" <schrof@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "Trinh, Timothy" <timothy.trinh@xxxxxxxxx>, "'Bart Schaefer'" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: Problem running zsh on WinNT 4.0
- Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 12:54:34 -0800
- Cc: "'zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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on nt 4.0 zsh will actually look for a $USERPROFILE directory. it may be
variable is not being set automatically. I don't quite know why that would
If someone who has had to explicitly HOME (via the environment settings or
would send me a dump of their environment from a cmd.exe prompt, I'll
try to figure out what's going on.
of course, please make sure that $ZSH_VERSION is 3.0.5-nt-beta-0.50 (or
If the version does not contain the "nt-beta.." part, then you are probably
a cygwin or u/win or interix zsh, not mine.
> From: Bart Schaefer[SMTP:schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, February 12, 1999 9:01 AM
> To: Larry P . Schrof; Trinh, Timothy
> Cc: 'zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: Re: Problem running zsh on WinNT 4.0
> On Feb 12, 9:49am, Larry P . Schrof wrote:
> } Subject: Re: Problem running zsh on WinNT 4.0
> } I believe that should be called .zprofile instead of profile.zsh if you
> } want it automatically read at zsh startup.
> This part is correct.
> } If the RCS option is unset, however, somewhere in /etc/zshenv, then the
> } file WON'T be read, even if it is named correctly. (I'll be honest,
> } I haven't looked at zsh on NT - functionality could be different
> } as far as what startup files are read.)
> Assuming you're using Amol Deshpande's zsh port, it will indeed read the
> files \etc\zshenv, \etc\zshrc, etc. if you create a \etc directory on your
> default drive (e.g. C:\etc).
> It also reads $HOME\.zshenv, $HOME\.zshrc, etc., where HOME has to be set
> in the environment by using the NT user account manager (use the option to
> assign the user a home directory, don't just add HOME to the environment).
> Bart Schaefer Brass Lantern Enterprises
> http://www.well.com/user/barts http://www.brasslantern.com
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