[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Bug-gnubg] .gnubgautorc under windows

From: Holger
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] .gnubgautorc under windows
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:49:20 +0200

At 11:54 13.10.2003, Jon Kinsey wrote:
At 22:31 11/10/2003, Joern Thyssen wrote:

A number of users have complained about gnubg for windows writing the
settings file (and player statistics, boards, etc.) to the install

Any ideas on how to change this? Under unix the environment variable
$HOME points to the user's home directory. Is there a similar
environment variable under windows that point to C:\Document and

On windows 2000 and windows XP, USERPROFILE points to this directory, not sure if it's the same on 95/98.

No it doesn't exist at least on Win95. Imho it will certainly also depend on whether Windows is configured for multi-user access or just one standard user for everybody. The appropriate directories will not even exist.



From http://www.microsoft.com/office/project/prk/2000/Three/45t3_8.htm :
Defining environment variables in Windows 95/98

Windows 95/98 does not create the %USERPROFILE% environment variable automatically. You must create and define this variable manually so that it resolves to the correct location for each user.

To create the %USERPROFILE% environment variable for Windows 95/98 clients, use a Windows NT logon script for your users. The logon script processor does not directly support environment variables, but the Winset.exe utility allows you to create global environment variables from a batch file — including a logon script. When Windows 95/98 clients log on to the network, the environment variable %USERNAME% exists temporarily — long enough for your settings to be installed on users’ computers.

Use the following syntax to create the environment variable when you log on:

<path>\Winset.exe USERPROFILE=%windir%\Profiles\%USERNAME%

If user profiles are not enabled on the Windows 95/98 computer, you must also include the commands to create the Profiles folder and the %USERNAME%. In this case, use the following syntax:

cd %windir%
md Profiles
md Profiles\"%USERNAME%"

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]