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*.profile files in usr/skel - what do they do?

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Stuart Green
Frequent Advisor

*.profile files in usr/skel - what do they do?

On a new 5.1B system i am configuring, my curiosity got the better of me and looked into the skeleton files folder and wondered what the job of each of the files
login and profile with prefixes of

.mrg...
.new...
.proto...

there is also a
.login
.profile

files in here.

My main query is which files are used in the creation of a new account?

stuart
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor
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Re: *.profile files in usr/skel - what do they do?

Hi,

.login, .profile, .cshrc are copyied into the home dir of the new user.
the .mrg create a new .login/.profile

greetings,

Michael
Dave Bechtold
Respected Contributor

Re: *.profile files in usr/skel - what do they do?

Hi Stuart,

The .login, .profile, and .cshrc are copied to the new account.

The .mrg (Merge file), .new (After Merge), and .proto ( Prototype file before merge) are used for upgrades of the operating system, installupdate process.

Hope that helps,
Dave Bechtold
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: *.profile files in usr/skel - what do they do?

Hi.

The .login, .profile,.cshrc,.mgr,.new,.proto are skeleton files, when a new account has been craeted these files are copied into the new account home dir.

The .mrg (Merge file), .new (After Merge), and .proto are used during upgrade of the os(installupdate).

never give up
Stuart Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: *.profile files in usr/skel - what do they do?

I can see you all went to the same school of excellence for Tru64 Unix education!!.

Thanks for your replies. My curiosity is cured.