OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

9.2.1 rlogin without a Home Directory

In the example above, user keithp logged in to lonesome at the directory /home/keithp, as indicated by the pwd command. When you log in to a machine where you don't have a home directory, rlogin displays a message stating that you have no home directory on the remote machine and logs you in to the root (/) directory of that machine:

$ rlogin fretful
No directory! Logging in with home=/
Last login: Fri Jan 3 10:21:59 from blue
Sun Microsystems, Inc.    SunOS 5.1      October 1992
(The following commands done on fretful.)
$ pwd
$ logout
Connection closed.