How to copy ~/.kde from old system to new?

Nils Kassube kassube at
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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