[NZLUG] Copying Home Directory to a new partition.

Cliffp enkidu at cliffp.com
Mon Apr 7 22:47:12 NZST 2014

Hmm, the dot files *do* seem to have been copied. I have a .dropbox in 
the new folder and it contains stuff.



On 07/04/14 21:47, Matthew Poole wrote:
> cp somedirectory/* will not get the dot files that you need for
> configuration, IME. Dropbox is stored in a dot directory, too, and I
> suspect you'd find a heap of other application configs are also
> missing. I've found it necessary to either go back and cp
> somedirectory/ or cp .[a-Z]*
> On 7 April 2014 9:36:18 PM NZST, Cliffp <enkidu at cliffp.com> wrote:
>> I did the following:
>> 1) Formatted a partition /dev/sda5 as ext4 (as cliffp). 2) Logged
>> out as cliffp and logged in as user2. 3) Mounted /dev/sda5 as
>> /olddisk. 4) Copied /home/cliffp to /oldisk (sudo cp -d -r -x -v
>> --preserve /home/cliffp/* /olddisk) 5) Changed fstab to mount
>> /dev/sda5 on /home/cliffp. 6) Reboot. 7) Login as cliffp.
>> That seems to work, except that the Unity bar thing is different
>> to what it used to be. Also it prompts me to set up Dropbox.
>> However the desktop background is correct, and the desktop icons
>> are correct.
>> What did am I missing?
>> Cheers,
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