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KB-6284: Symlinks in /etc/skel/

24 February,16 at 10:48 PM

Applies to:

DirectControl 5.2.3 and earlier. 


Symlinks placed in the /etc/skel/ directory are not preserved in the new user's home directory. The file that is linked to is copied to the new home directory instead. 


This issue has been fixed in Server Suite 2016 (DirectControl 5.3.0). 
In DirectControl 5.2.3 and earlier, the presence of symlink can be checked and created as necessary using a script similar to the following: 
if [ ! -L ~/Link-to-Target ]; then
   ln -fs /mnt/some-target Link-to-Target


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