/etc/skel doesn't work?!
savage at savage.za.org
Mon Mar 6 19:51:27 UTC 2017
Just out of interest...
Is there any reason why /etc/skel IS there then? Other than to create
confusion of course.
On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:45 PM, Martin S. Weber <Ephaeton at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 2017-03-06 19:57:58, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:25:22 -0300, ASV wrote:
> > > (...)
> > > Looks like a bug to me.
> Files in /etc/skel are not copied. Default skeleton directory is,
> confusingly, /usr/share/skel and not /etc/skel. The value of the
> default skeleton directory is neither mentioned in pw's manfile's
> -k options, or pw's manpage's FILES section. It IS, however,
> mentioned in pw.conf's manpage.
> So, ASV:
> touch /etc/skel/etc-skel
> touch /usr/share/skel/usr-share-skel
> pw useradd asv -m
> ls -l /home/asv
> # with empty /etc/pw.conf, we expect to see /home/asv/usr-share-skel, but
> # not /home/asv/etc-skel.
> FWIW, ASV, I understand your confusion. Fact just is, the default
> skeleton directory under FreeBSD is not what one expects when coming
> from other worlds. So, yes, any file will get copied, but you need to
> put it in the right directory :) And yes, re $SUBJECT,
> "/etc/skel does not work", without further configuration, period.
> -> man pw.conf
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