customized /usr/share/skel

Scott W wegster at
Fri Nov 21 17:44:50 PST 2003

Dru wrote:

>I'd like to customize /usr/share/skel. It's an easy matter to edit
>/usr/src/share/skel/Makefile and to make my own dot files.
>However, will my customizations get overwritten when I make my next world?
>If so, what's the best way to go about preventing my files from being
>overwritten? e.g. should I place my custom Makefile and dot files in a
>different directory and rerun my Makefile after a successful install
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/usr/share/skel is apparently a directory for _examples_, made apparent 
by the file naming, eg dot.cshrc (instead of .cshrc).  Put your system 
wide files in /etc/skel/ and they'll be used as appropriate when new 
accounts are created, and should not be touched by any rebuilds.


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