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Date:      Mon, 6 Mar 2017 21:51:25 +0200
From:      Chris Knipe <savage@savage.za.org>
To:        FreeBSD - <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: /etc/skel doesn't work?!
Message-ID:  <CA+4TWFuPS4qrPBOdD1XGqX3uC3j7NVxBdcojmX5Grk0noJfAFw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20170306194515.GA1541@hephaistos.local>
References:  <1488813922.11457.12.camel@inhio.net> <20170306195758.17d83f1d.freebsd@edvax.de> <20170306194515.GA1541@hephaistos.local>

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Just out of interest...

Is there any reason why /etc/skel IS there then?  Other than to create
confusion of course.

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:45 PM, Martin S. Weber <Ephaeton@gmx.net> wrote:

> On 2017-03-06 19:57:58, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:25:22 -0300, ASV wrote:
> > > (...)
> > > Looks like a bug to me.
>
> Files in /etc/skel are not copied. Default skeleton directory is,
> confusingly, /usr/share/skel and not /etc/skel. The value of the
> default skeleton directory is neither mentioned in pw's manfile's
> -k options, or pw's manpage's FILES section.  It IS, however,
> mentioned in pw.conf's manpage.
>
> So, ASV:
> touch /etc/skel/etc-skel
> touch /usr/share/skel/usr-share-skel
> pw useradd asv -m
> ls -l /home/asv
> # with empty /etc/pw.conf, we expect to see /home/asv/usr-share-skel, but
> # not /home/asv/etc-skel.
>
> FWIW, ASV, I understand your confusion. Fact just is, the default
> skeleton directory under FreeBSD is not what one expects when coming
> from other worlds. So, yes, any file will get copied, but you need to
> put it in the right directory :) And yes, re $SUBJECT,
> "/etc/skel does not work", without further configuration, period.
>
> -> man pw.conf
>
> Regards,
> -Martin
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Regards,
Chris Knipe



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