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Old 07-06-2009
setting home as lin in user profile

I have a directory structure built with links. For example: /home/user1 is a link to /var/123/user1
can i set the home variable in the .profile of the user to use a link? or it has to be a "real" directory?

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Old 07-07-2009
you don't have to set $HOME manually. It will be set for you upon login. just make the users home directory in /etc/passwd set to /home/user1 if that is what you want. Set it to the real directory if needed. Either way should work though. /home is a cleaner choice.

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