View Full Version : [ubuntu] symlinks in /etc/skel

October 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Every once in a while I add a new symlink that I want to be in /home/userdir for all the users on the system. Now I normally put this in /etc/skel so it propogates to all existing users, but there are 7 or so users already here that need 9 new symlinks added to their homedirs. How can I "reskel" the symlinks to existing users. Any script source would be really helpful. Thanks

October 13th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Seriously? No one can help me with this? It's very important I get this figured out. Thanks

October 31st, 2008, 03:25 PM
Don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for but I just ran across this today while trying to solve a similar problem:


Note: It looks like the script needs to be updated by hand but the site has instructions for all of that. Good luck.

October 31st, 2008, 03:41 PM
Thanks. I could not find the DL link for the script. Any idea where it is?

February 25th, 2011, 08:47 AM
I'm quite new to this. But i've read that the adduser command just copies the skel-folder so you should be able to just write a script that copies all the symlinks in evry dictionary...