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I take care of a University public laboratory were the students have access to a limited account. They can't install anything, but they can alter the configurations of programs for the user.

It is important that the audio configurations and audacity settings are always working perfectly, but some users, when face a 'malfunction' like a disconnected microphone, alter all sorts of settings.

I need a method to restore all user settings in a automated fashion, even if i have to do it machine by machine, (by running a script for example).

How can I do that?

Note : We always use the latest version of Ubuntu

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Try using ofris –  Mukund Jan 4 '13 at 17:29
    
The user settings in Ubuntu are stored in hidden files/folders in the /home/[user_id]/ folder. If you use a script to delete these folders/files, the next time the user logs in the settings will revert to the default. If you edit the question and list the settings you want to restore, someone may help you with the script. If you want to revert to specialized settings for each user, Deja-dupe can be used to backup and restore as and when needed. –  user68186 Jan 4 '13 at 17:43
    
@Mukund, some of the comments in the site you mention indicates ofris does not work with recent versions of Ubuntu. –  user68186 Jan 4 '13 at 17:44
    
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