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Old 04-06-2004, 04:08 AM   #1
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How To Have Accounts 'Inherit" Customizations


Basically, I would like to setup an account and configure/tweak only that account. (for example, setting custom fonts, icons, panel layouts, desktop layouts, browser settings etc.) Next, I would like to set up multiple accounts, and via some command or special setup, have them 'inherit' (clone) the customized settings of the 'parent' account.

Is there a way to do this? If so, help a penguin out.

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Old 04-06-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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the .whatever folders and files in the users directory is what you need to copy to keep those settings.
/etc stuff is system wide /home/user/.* is user specific.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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I don't know if this would be any different for Slack but in Redhat, you can do it as follows...

Create the first user ( user1 ) and set everything up as you want it. Then copy the information over to the /etc/skel directory with this command:

cp -R /home/user1/* /etc/skel to copy all of the settings to the template. Now any users that are added should get the same settings as were given to user1.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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Thanks Homey

Had to do it. Actually, thanks to you both for your attention.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 06:40 PM   #5
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Good thing homey posted, I know I would run into this eventually and my way sucks.
 
  


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