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Old 07-01-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
ggarrette
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Defining home directory of a newly created user??


I'm following directions from:

http://www.howtoforge.com/opennms_network_management

and after creating a user with the useradd command I have to define a home directory of /opt/pgsql/

How do I do this?


Thanks!!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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adduser command ask to you for the home directory of your new user.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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I don't remember there being an opportunity for that...

How do I define a home directory of a user, if not given the opportunity at first?
 
Old 07-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #4
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Code:
useradd -d custom_home_dir_path username
would link the user and intended home directory at the time of the user account creation...

usermod could help if you don't want to/can't delete and recreate the new user account.

Code:
usermod -d new_home_dir_path existing_username
would change it, I think.


Perhaps one better:

Code:
usermod -d -m new_home_dir_path existing_username
should both change the user home directory assignment _and_ move the current/old home directory contents for the user to the new location.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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