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Saturday, September 20th 2003, 5:51pm

How to give the same KDE configuration for everyone?

Hello everyone.

I've been messing around with the appearance of KDE, choosing proper fonts etc.
Now I'd like to use the same settings for other user accounts as well.
Does anyone know how to "export" this custom setup into other accounts? What files to copy etc.

I'm using KDE version 3.1.4.

Thanks in advance for any help.

<Marko Kettunen>


Monday, October 27th 2003, 10:42am

cp -R /home/first_account/.kde /home/secund_account/



Monday, October 27th 2003, 2:46pm

Be careful that some user home paths could be absolute. So check before copying.

If there is any, a small Perl script does the trick (in the destination directory.)

find . -type f| xargs perl -pi -e "s/firsthomepath/secondhomepath/g"

In the example given by the previous poster:
firsthomepath should be replaced by /home/first_account/
secondhomepath by /home/secund_account/

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Monday, October 27th 2003, 11:05pm

If you want to force certain setting onto user accounts, you can use the capabilities of the KDE KIOSK framework.

It lets you declare certain options or whole (global) config files as immutable and thus forcing KDE session to override the respective user settings.

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Wednesday, October 29th 2003, 8:15pm

For KIOSK, see also:

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