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

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Mon Apr 28 03:30:29 UTC 2008

On Sunday 27 April 2008 06:45:51 pm D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Sunday 27 April 2008, Larry Hartman wrote:
> > So it would be a good idea to consult the system settings and make a list
> > of usernames/UIDs and create them in UID order, when I do the reinstall? 
> > I am pressing my Staples button.....many thanx to all for clarification.
> On second thought, the only way you can truly go wrong is if you forget the
> username and password you just created during the installation.  If you
> call yourself the same thing, you should take ownership of your own files
> when you boot the first time, but if you call yourself something different,
> your user will still own your old home directory, but you will own it in
> addition to your brand new home directory created from /etc/skel.
> Say you were "lhartman" on the old install, and now you're "larry."  I'd
> expect you'd have a /home/lhartman full of your old files, owned by uid
> 1000:gid 1000, and a new /home/larry also owned by uid 1000:gid 1000.

Nice, some idiot-proofness built-in.  This should be a cake-walk then.

> No matter what, as long as you can remember the details for the account you
> just created during the intall, you can get in and use sudo to rearrange
> things as necessary with chown -R and so forth to get things straight.  So
> there isn't any real risk here.  Even so, it would probably be most
> convenient just to create everything in the same order, and skip the
> rearranging step.
> --
> D. Michael McIntyre

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