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Old 05-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
rbell54
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Ksh Shell conversion


Our Linux RHEL 5.2 come by default with bash shell and we want to change it to use ksh. All the users have been created and had the bash shell features. I ran the command" 'usermod -s /bin/ksh $USERNAMR' to change them to ksh. Now there is no .profile added for the user and how can get one so I can push to all the users?
Also going forward any users I add need to have /bin/ksh so how I ensure that the .profile will be created.

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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You can insure new users get the .profile by creating one and putting it in /etc/skel. During useradd the contents of /etc/skel are copied to the user's home directory. (Type "man useradd" for more details.)

.profile is just a text file with various settings in it. You can create one simply by using vi /etc/skel/.profile and adding what you want. Since /etc/skell usually already has .bash_profile you could start by copying .bash_profile to .profile then customizing the copy to insure it works for ksh. Many bash settings are relevant to ksh since both derive from Bourne shell and both now mostly have Posix compliance.

You can also copy the .profile you create to the home directory of the users that already exist with a for loop e.g.:

for user in `grep /bin/ksh /etc/passwd |awk -F: '{print $1}'`
do cp /etc/skel/.profile ~$user
chown $user ~${user}/.profile
chmod 640 ~${user}/.profile
done

Note that the symbol before grep and at end of that line is the back tick not the apostrophe. The symbol around the print statement of awk IS the apostrophe.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks..

This has assisted me. I have create a .profile and move to /etc/skel.
 
  


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