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NeoAnderson 10-24-2002 10:20 AM

how to add a new user with all settings the same as root's?
I logged in as root and setup all my things, such as desktop, installing software, making some changes in the system. then I created a normal user, and I want this user to have all of the settings the same as root's, and this user can run all the softwares that root has installed with the same settings as root's. how to do it?

Thymox 10-24-2002 10:25 AM

It's a bad idea.

trickykid 10-24-2002 10:52 AM

This is one reason why its a good idea to use the search function on this site, as this was asked and answered earlier just a few posts down from this one.

NeoAnderson 10-25-2002 09:35 AM

I don't mean that I want to access all things like root, I just don't want to setup all things up again, so I want to copy root's settings of softwares and desktops to the normal user, so the normal user can save some time.

Thymox 10-25-2002 09:41 AM

So, what, you want to copy all of root's user settings for different programs and such? You could try copying the contents of /root to /home/user-name/ and then chown username:username * -R so that everything is then owened by the user.

Personally I would not have done things in this manner: I would have installed the system, setup a user first and then installed stuff and run things so that the user has the settings in the first place... it can be dangerous for your system's health if you work as root.

NeoAnderson 10-25-2002 09:20 PM

Thank you very much Thymox. now I want to reinstall my linux and do what you adviced me to. which distro do u think is suitable for me, redhat 7.3(I have tried 8.0 but I don't like it) or debian or slackware?

Thymox 10-27-2002 05:10 PM

That all depends on what you want to be doing... If you want to have a system up and running quickly that is (fairly) hassle free, then go with RH. If you want to have a system that is a little more fiddly, but ultimataly worth it in the end, then go for Debian - as an aside, some would say that it is more Linux than the others because the whole of it is GNU orientated... apparently - but if you want a system that you can tune to your own specific needs and get your hands dirty with, then go for Slackware. Personally I would opt for Slackware... but then I am biased 'coz I run Slackware (on one of my machines, anyway :))

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