AFAIK, the value of "$HOME" for any user should reflect exactly what's in "/etc/password" for that user.
So please and make sure the /etc/passwd entry has a leading "/".
If it does, then please post back additional details about exactly what version of Linux this is, what patches might have changed the behavior, and anything else you think might be relevant.
'Hope that helps .. PSM
it looks like "unspawn" and I were typing essentially the same response at the same time :-)
Last edited by paulsm4; 02-16-2007 at 08:14 PM.