Originally Posted by QueenZ
I have noticed that on a Mac which is Unix based too there is a different home directory which is NOT /home/user/ but /Users/user. How can I change my home directory in linux to something else? Even as an experiment? Is it possible? and how?
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 GNOME
There are GUI tools to configure the users, passwords, home directories, shell of choice... Right now I don't remember the name for any of them.
The standard command line tool to modify the user properties would be usermod. You can as well edit /etc/passwd directly. That file has a manual page where you will find the meaning for each field. You can modify the home dirs there as well.