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Re: default skel files (Re: PAGER=less)
On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 09:59:02PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> > > Probably very few admins use our useradd(8) tool,
> > > or all of you have proper own skel files?
> >I did once... ~15 years ago.
> As a dissenting voice, everyone of
> [hf@Gstoder] ~ > ypcat passwd.byname | wc -l
> [hf@Gstoder] ~ >
> has had their user account created by useradd(8). What else would you use?
Me? Since I add accounts one at a time (and usually for special
purposes) I usually add them with vipw. Taking the trouble to prepare
good dotfiles is a function of having enough users, particularly
enough novice or semi-novice users, for it to be worthwhile. The last
time I was involved in caring about that was... about fifteen years
> Bells and whistles that could be standardised within reason are in
> /etc/csh.*, though, and /etc/skel/* remains vanilla.
That's fine for individual sites (mostly) but not a good idea for
David A. Holland
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