Re: Copy all desktop settings for a new user
On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 02:04:36PM +0100, Philipp Schulte wrote:
> Brad Sims wrote:
> > On Saturday 13 December 2003 3:41 am, Philipp Schulte wrote:
> > > I am sure somebody must have a solution for this. Thanks for any
> > > pointers.
> > Hrm try copying and chmoding as needed: .kde, .gnome, .gnome2, .vimrc, .bashrc.
> Doesn't work. It's not just the owner of a file, it's also the
> content. Yes, I know about sed. No, I don't think this would work
FWIW this approach works perfectly for me.
I cp -rL my dotfiles as root, chown root, chmod a+r them.
When I reimage, I cp them as my account. This fixes the owner.
I think they still end up world-readable, but you can fix that.
I do it for these files:
dot.fetchmailrc dot.gnome dot.gtkrc-1.2-gnome2
dot.fluxbox dot.gnome2 dot.gtkrc-2.0 dot.profile
dot.gbuffyrc dot.gnome2_private dot.kde dot.qt
dot.gconf dot.grun_history dot.kderc dot.xmms
dot.gconfd dot.gtkrc dot.muttrc