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Carol Murphy
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I'm looking at the directions for Servlets 3b, and I can't find my home directory. The directions say thus:

Create a file named "build.properties" containing one line: "deploy.dir=/orion/applications" and save it in your home directory. In Windows this is usually c:\Documents and Settings\<your name>.

Is it possible my home directory goes by another name? I'm using Windows 98.
 
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It's not as obvious as I would have expected. I'll have to spend some time on it after work.
[ October 14, 2005: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
 
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On my Win98 system I get
C:\Windows
 
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Thanks Marilyn, I'll check that out when I get home tonight.
So what is the purpose of home directory?
Am I treading in dangerous territory, or if make a mistake and type something wrong, is it fairly benign?
I've never heard of this file before.
 
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Every user has a home directory (It's actually usually called /home/(userName) in Unix/Linux). We use the user.home because different users can have different homes and we don't want to step on each other's build.properties file. We are not changing any files in the home directory, merely adding a file. Pretty benign.
[ October 15, 2005: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
 
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