2 different distros using same /home with same user

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Aug 5 04:12:32 UTC 2012

On 05/08/12 13:18, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 08/04/2012 11:01 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> Yes, I know that. What I wanted to know is what does the symlink look
>> like and where is it placed - eg, simply in the "emtpy" newly created
>> Documents directory as a link "@......." pointing to the
>> opt/ric/Documents directory on the other drive or what? :-)
> Oh heck that response was backgrounded, just lurking unsent. I just 
> hit send on it. Ric

OK, I just read your post to Hazan re this :-) .

But I have 2 other blinding questions :-) :

why did you pick on the directory /opt? any specific reason or any 
directory name would do? For example, I mount my 2nd HDD in fstab as 
/data so I could use /data/Documents, eg, in the symlnk?; and

/opt is totally owned and controlled by root.root. What magic do you 
perform to be able to read/write/execute your user files? (or am I 
missing something here?)


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