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What I want to do is this : When I create a new user in Ubuntu, I want him to have a copy of a folder, let's call him "abc", in his own home directory. Is there any way to automate this or do I have to copy the folder by myself each time?

Can I for example use /etc/skel for this job?


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Anything sitting in /etc/skel will be copied out to new user accounts. Old accounts aren't affected by changes to it.

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