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Re: [opensuse] how to change users home directory
  • From: Dirk Gently <dirk.gently00@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:48:16 -0400
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lynn wrote:

$ su #change to root
# cd /home
# mv lynn lynn.old #save old home dir until space is needed
# ln -s /home2/lynn lynn # make /home2/lynn APPEAR to be /home/lynn
# and everything stays the same as if the
# user directory was never changed.
# this is generally the best way to
# move directories.

problem solved

But if I mv lynn, lynn isn't there to ln -s. Also, nothing in /home survives
the nfs mount:-(

Anyone who NFS mounts something over all of /home is doing it wrong.

Remote home directories should ALWAYS be mounted individually, and
should be automounted.

I see what you mean though.
L x

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