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Move the /Users folder
Authored by: to0l25 on Jan 09, '02 02:20:23PM
hi, i assume you want to move the folder /Users to the partition "Users":
su to root
ditto -v -rsrcFork /Users /Volumes/Users
mv /Users /Users-old
ln -s /Volumes/Users /Users
we found out some probs after this shifting, when creating a new user and log in as this one: - this user only has a Library and a Desktop folder - the permissions are 700 instead of 755 these folder are created during the login (you should recognize it because of the lag). so for the moment it's the best to create all users you need before you move the Users folder. I don't know, which script realize this folder creation, so if someone know please post. regards, c.

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Move the /Users folder
Authored by: sam452 on Feb 17, '03 08:48:35AM

Must be missing something. I've tried the "ditto" command and
the "cp -Rp" command.

I get the Users folder o nto my Volumes/Carmela no problem. It's
the permissions that show up as sam.unknown. I was using root
in the terminal to do the command ( I know because I see

I've used chown -R sam.staff while in the directory of "sam"
I've used "chown root:admin /Volumes/Carmela/Users; chmod
755 /Volumes/Carmela/Users"

I still have the directories listed as "sam.unknown"

I think I've copied the files wrong to lose ownership.

Pls point me in the right dir, thanx, sam

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