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Thread: User Directory change

  1. #1
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    Default User Directory change

    Hello,

    I want to change the default location users accounts directory like Desktop, Download Music , Video etc by default it is creating /home/username/Desktop I know i have to edit /etc/skel But donot know which file exactly. Please help

    Thanks

    Partha

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    Default Re: User Directory change

    On 2011-07-07 10:36, partha06 wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I want to change the default location users accounts directory like
    > Desktop, Download Music , Video etc by default it is creating
    > /home/username/Desktop I know i have to edit /etc/skel But donot know
    > which file exactly. Please help


    You can change the skel, but not where applications will default to write to.

    Whatever you put into /etc/skel will be copied to new users. The
    directories you mention are not defined there: they are defined by the desktop.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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