2.4.2. Defining the home directory on Windows

RealView Debugger requires a home directory to store user-specific settings and configuration files. This is not the same as your Windows home directory.

On Windows, the location of this directory depends on the environment variables set, and the command line arguments used, when RealView Debugger starts. It uses the following sequence of tests to determine the home directory:

  1. The --home argument when starting RealView Debugger from the command line to specify an explicit path, for example:

    --home="C:\rvd_work\home\user_name"
    

    The user name must not contain spaces. Any user name longer than 11 characters is automatically truncated.

  2. The RVDEBUG_HOME environment variable to use a directory other than the default home directory, for example:

    set RVDEBUG_HOME=D:\rvd_work\home\user_name
    

    The user name must not contain spaces. Any user name longer than 11 characters is automatically truncated.

  3. Your default Windows login user ID, for example:

    C:\Documents and Settings\userID\Application Data\ARM\rvdebug\version.

    This is the default home directory that is used by RealView Debugger.

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