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Date:      Tue, 7 Mar 2017 07:12:02 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: /etc/skel doesn't work?!
Message-ID:  <679e1574-178f-5395-45f5-44a1ef377822@columbus.rr.com>
In-Reply-To: <20170306224041.21c7b709.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <1488813922.11457.12.camel@inhio.net> <20170306195758.17d83f1d.freebsd@edvax.de> <20170306194515.GA1541@hephaistos.local> <CA+4TWFuPS4qrPBOdD1XGqX3uC3j7NVxBdcojmX5Grk0noJfAFw@mail.gmail.com> <20170306224041.21c7b709.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On 03/06/17 16:40, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Mar 2017 21:51:25 +0200, Chris Knipe wrote:
>> Just out of interest...
>>
>> Is there any reason why /etc/skel IS there then?  Other than to create
>> confusion of course.
>
> I think /etc/skel is intended for user-supplied files in the
> first place when overriding system-supplied files in /usr/share/skel
> is intended (by changing the default location for tools like pw
> and adduser). It's also a Linuxism. :-)
>
>
>

That would be all well and good, but /etc/skel just doesn't work



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