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Date:      Tue, 7 Mar 2017 07:33:14 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: /etc/skel doesn't work?!
Message-ID:  <6ef72837-3399-86ec-e2eb-8260b256acef@columbus.rr.com>
In-Reply-To: <d03fb7cd-fac2-1143-1491-085b3d02c05f@qeng-ho.org>
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On 03/07/17 07:23, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 07/03/2017 12:12, Baho Utot wrote:
>>
>>
>> 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
>
> Nowhere is it documented to work. man adding_user, man pw.conf and man
> adduser all document /usr/share/skel as the relevant directory.
>
> FreeBSD is not Linux, and RTFM is always sound advice.
>

Then why is /etc/skel there and FTFM



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