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Old 08-29-2009, 06:16 AM   #1
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How change a userīs home directory?


How can I change a userīs home dir?

Letīs say Roxxor2īs home dit is /home/Roxxor2, how can I change it to /home/roxxor?
 
Old 08-29-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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make sure the new directory is owned by the right uid with:

chown -R roxxor2:roxxor2 /home/roxxor #run as root

then edit /etc/passwd and change the line beginning with roxxor2. change the part that says '/home/roxxor2' to '/home/roxxor'
 
Old 08-29-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks! Is it also possible to change the userīs name from "Roxxor2" to "roxxor"?
 
Old 08-29-2009, 06:32 AM   #4
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Yup. same place in /etc/passwd, just change the name.

I think it might be a bit more complicated for some GUI settings, but that's it for the basic login.
 
  


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