const gchar* g_get_home_dir ( void )
Gets the current user’s home directory.
As with most UNIX tools, this function will return the value of the
HOME environment variable if it is set to an existing absolute path
name, falling back to the
passwd file in the case that it is unset.
If the path given in
HOME is non-absolute, does not exist, or is
not a directory, the result is undefined.
Before version 2.36 this function would ignore the
variable, taking the value from the
passwd database instead. This was
changed to increase the compatibility of GLib with other programs (and
the XDG basedir specification) and to increase testability of programs
based on GLib (by making it easier to run them from test frameworks).
If your program has a strong requirement for either the new or the
old behaviour (and if you don’t wish to increase your GLib
dependency to ensure that the new behaviour is in effect) then you
should either directly check the
HOME environment variable yourself
or unset it before calling any functions in GLib.