September 25, 2014 / Martin
Shift Your Home Directory On Login With SSH
Recently, I had the problem that I wanted to have my home directory somewhere else on a machine but did not have the necessary credentials to change it. Here I describe a little trick to achieve that:
ssh -t user@somehost 'cd new_home_folder ; export HOME=absolute_new_home ; bash --login'
Just copy all the stuff that you would expect into the new folder and you are set.