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I'm creating custom build of Ubuntu with some installed packages. My question is how to put a file on desktop automatically after creating new user? For example something.txt containing some text.

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Put the file in directory

/etc/skel/Desktop/ 

in the chrooted version of you custom build. If the directory does not exist yet you need to create it. /etc/skel/ is used to create the "skeleton" for the new users /home/$USER/ directories and content.

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    The skel structure is always in English, no matter what language you use. So I don't think there's need to use scripts. If you put a file in /etc/skel/Desktop/ when a new user logs in he/she will have it in /home/$USER/Escriptori. I'm using the catalan desktop interface and it works. – animaletdesequia Nov 24 '13 at 15:54

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