How to copy ~/.kde from old system to new?
kassube at gmx.net
Sun Apr 27 15:14:15 UTC 2008
Larry Hartman wrote:
> I actually need this conversation. I have my /home/ files saved in
> separate partition, I need to wipe the system files clean on one of my
> machines and reload. I wish to reuse those files in the /home/
> directory when I reestablish user accounts for this same user.
> What steps do I need to take? Initially my instincts tell me that I
> should use the same username.
Further to what Bruce Marshall wrote, you should use the same assignment
between user name and UID / GID. I think, you could reuse the
files "/etc/passwd", "/etc/shadow" and "/etc/group" from the old
installation to keep the assignment.
> My experience with MS tells me that if
> used the same username the OS would build new directories anyways and
> ignore what is already present....
Well, Linux IS different :)
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