[ubuntu-uk] Changing default settings for all users

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 09:43:31 BST 2008

2008/10/15 James Westby <jw+debian at jameswestby.net>:
> On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 14:10 +0100, Rob Beard wrote:
>> [snip]
>> I vaguely remember reading something about default settings in /etc/skel
>> but after looking in that directory I see there are just some default
>> files for bash.  Is it possible to put a set of default files in to
>> /etc/skel and is there any specific configuration files I need?
> /etc/skel can contain files to go in the users home directory, so many
> things will be able to be customised via that mechanism.

Hi Rob,

Just to emphasise this point, any files you put in /etc/skel will be
copied to the new user's home directory when the account is created.


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