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Friday, January 6, 2012


/etc/skel is a directory where you place all files that you want to be added to a user’s home directory .

For example :
Create readme.txt file under /etc/skel directory.
#touch readme.txt

Now create new user
#mkuser test
#passwd test

now navigate to home directory of the test user.

#cd /home/test/
# ls -ltr
total 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 test test 0 Jan 6 16:03 readme.txt

(Note:Whatever files that are created under /etc/skel are only get copied to new users home path. it will not be copied to existing users home path)

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