Changing user home directories
You can change home directories with the
at account creation time, or by selecting
the user name and
Use the Change Home Directory button to display
the home directory options:
This option is the only one available when modifying a home directory:
Home Directory or Home Directory Base Path
allows you to enter the home directory name. When changing user
defaults, the base path is the directory where all home directories
will reside (example: /home).
Home Directory Permissions
allows other users in the same group or any
others to access the user's home directory.
This option is only available when creating a new directory
or modifying the default location of user directories
using the Home Directory Options button.
Create Home Directory
adds the new home directory to the system.
Deselect this option to use an existing directory.
Move Files from Old Home Directory
moves all the user's existing files to the new home directory.
To change the system default location, select
Options User Defaults.
Changing default values may compromise systemwide security parameters set
by the SCOadmin Security Manager.
Changing the system default location for home directories does not
move existing accounts; only new accounts are placed in the new
The SCOadmin Account Manager may create
new user accounts with home directory permissions that
differ from those specified in /etc/default/useradd.
Options User Defaults
to set the desired permissions.
Adding and modifying default environment files
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004