[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server interface

Graham Binns graham at grahambinns.com
Thu Dec 18 14:04:21 GMT 2008

2008/12/18 Stephen Garton <sheepeatingtaz at gmail.com>:
> 2008/12/18 Matthew Macdonald-Wallace <matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk>:
>> Generally an issue with either /etc/profile, ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc
>> If you edit the versions of .bash_profile and .bashrc in /etc/skel
>> then any new users will be given the functionality.
>> Edit the current .bash_profile and .bashrc for the user you're having
>> issues with and you should see the same result!
>> HTH,
>> M.
>> --
> Cheers, it would appear on inspection that the user *doesn't have* a
> .bash_profile or .bashrc!
> Would there be any issues if I just scp'd my laptops versions of these
> files into the remote users ~/?

Argh! Messages crossed in the air.

My cp -r /etc/skel/* was wrong, too, since it won't copy the .files you need.

However, you can get the default versions of .bashrc and .bash_profile
from /etc/skel, rather than scp-ing your own to the server.

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