Building a home directory

Martin Stone martin.stone at
Tue Apr 27 13:26:45 UTC 2004

Adam T. Gautier wrote:
> I have implemented an LDAP server for system logins.  To create a new 
> user I create an LDIF file and load it into the LDAP server and then 
> create the home directory.  My question is how do get the home directory 
> to be created with the default settings for a home directory (bash 
> settings and what not).  Thx.

By convention, the contents of /etc/skel are copied to new users' home 
directories when their accounts are created.  Is this what you're looking for?


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