Re: Fwd: How can the OS autodetect that a user is a newbie and offer help?
On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 10:26:26AM -0200, Yves Junqueira wrote:
> It may be much cleaner to include help links /etc/motd, adivising the
> user to read a hipothetical
> "/usr/share/doc/linux-beginners/new-users", or enter a help-mode by
> typing a certain command.
Or we could mimic FreeBSD behaviour: create a fortune-file with helpful
tips for newbies, and add a line in the default initialization files
(i.e., those in /etc/skel) for different shells that calls fortune for
<Lo-lan-do> Home is where you have to wash the dishes.
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