Subject: Re: bin/10985 (skel files)
To: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/01/2000 20:59:58
You can set the skeleton directory to something that is empty.  I guess
we could also make a new option, say -K (opposite of -k) which says
ignore the skeleton directory, along with a setting that can be saved in
/etc/usermgmt.conf (say copy_skel_dir {true,false}).


David Brownlee wrote:

> 	I'd prefer to see the dotfiles in /usr/share/examples/skel -
> 	I tend to leave defaults in /etc/csh.* and create homedirs without
> 	any dotfiles.
> 	If we do go ahead with this, is there a way to tell useradd on a
> 	stock system to create the home directory without populating it
> 	with any files. (short of deleting /etc/skel).
>                 David/absolute
> 			       -- A pmap for every occasion --
> On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > Ok,
> > 
> > So we're all pretty much agreed on putting the skel files in /etc/skel,
> > and leaving out /usr/share altogether (ie, both /usr/share/skel and
> > /usr/share/examples/usermgmt go the way of the bit-bucket)?  And that
> > the skel files are part of the "etc" set and don't get overwritten by a
> > "make build" or "make install"?
Simon Burge                            <>
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