[ubuntu-uk] Changing default settings for all users

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Oct 16 10:17:44 BST 2008

Neil Greenwood wrote:
> 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.
> Cofion,
> Neil.

Great, that gives me something to go on.

Just got to figure out the Samba/NT4 domain authentication now, failing 
that, LDAP authentication (see my other post for details).


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