It doesn't understand that /raid/home/blp and /home/blp are the same directory. Either set your home directory in /etc/passwd to /raid/home/blp, or put a "cd" command in your .bash_profile . Bruce -- TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org . Trouble? e-mail to email@example.com .