Solution for OEMs/Gnome

Al Gordon runlevel7 at
Tue Apr 11 21:55:00 UTC 2006

On 4/11/06, Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Thanks to all who gave suggestions. One of the suggestions turns out to
> work quite well:
> 1. Configure Gnome just the way I want it.
> 2. sudo cp ~/.g* /etc/skel
> When the user receives the new computer, he'll get all the Gnome
> configuration autmatically. Better yet, I can do the same thing for
>, Firefox and anything else i want to configure. That is:
> sudo cp ~/.[a-z]* /etc/skel
> I've tested this, and it works for and Firefox too.

You may want to watch out copying ~/.bash_history, for security
reasons.  It's possible, if you're not paying close attention, to type
your administrative password into .bash_history by, for example,
typo'ing a sudo command.  Or, exposing other passwords from programs
that allow passwords as arguments (mysql comes to mind).


  -- AL --

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