[ubuntu-uk] System Wide Settings

Dino T. dino at dinot.co.uk
Sun Jul 17 16:06:50 UTC 2011

Great email Robert, thank you very much.

*Dino Tassigiannis BA (Hons)*


On 17 July 2011 15:12, Robert McWilliam <rmcw at allmail.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:11 +0100, "Dino T." <dino at dinot.co.uk> wrote:
> > Does anyone know how to transfer settings from .config to system wide so
> > when using Remastersys, the settings stay saved?
> Where/if an application looks for system wide settings is really
> application dependent - have a look in the man pages (or other
> documentation) for the applications you care about.
> I know many will look for a config file somewhere in /etc/ and then
> whatever is in ~ can override some of that, but where in /etc/ the
> application is going to expect the config and exactly how that will
> interact with one in ~ is application dependent (e.g. gconf has both
> default (that can be overridden by the user) and mandatory (that can't)
> settings:
> http://muzso.hu/2009/07/23/gnome-settings-changing-global-defaults-and-setting-a-keyboard-shortcut-for-all-users
> ).
> One option might be to put the configuration files you want in
> /etc/skel/ - these will be copied into ~ when a new user is created.
> That only gives a starting point for the configs in ~ though, if you
> make changes to /etc/skel/ after a user has been created they wont be
> reflected in the user's ~. You could do something with links to get that
> to work but it would require your users to remove the link and make a
> normal file before they could make changes.
> Robert
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