Cloning a user

Dave Babb dcbdbis at
Mon Sep 22 18:48:38 UTC 2014

Good Afternoon all,

I am setting up a new system for a municipality. I want to setup one 
user's home dir, their desktop, .profile, dir tree, etc....then clone it 
to all the other users I need to setup. email is not a part of this 
cloning process. I am trying to avoid the labor setting up each user's 
desktop individually.....

Because the desktop (Mate) will be their some manner to not 
bork up the cloned home dir's when cloning? Is there an approved method?

I ask because I am not getting any Google/Yahoo hits....I may be 
searching for the wrong terms...or maybe this is not an "orthodox" strategy.

May I ask for pointers please?

Thank you!

Sincerely and respectfully,


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