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chown, environment variable and login script

Posted on 2009-05-14
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Hello,

I'm currently using gconf to lock settings to my domain users. I've created a user from which I want to copy all the icons in his desktop to my domain users desktop when they log on.To do so, I configured /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default and added the following lines :

cp -R --no-preserve=ownership /home/profil/Bureau/* $HOME/Bureau/
chown -Rv $USER:$USER $HOME/Bureau/*

Bureau means Desktop in french by the way :). This stuff works but only for local user. When I log on using a domain user, I get the following permissions on the file :
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root   root         2426 2009-05-14 11:42 firefox.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root   root          475 2009-05-14 11:42 gnome-terminal.desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 membre domain^users 4096 2009-03-02 16:25 untitled folder

The untitled folder is a folder I've created with the logged in user and not a folder which I copied. If it wasn't for the group domain^users everything would work and since there isn't an environment variable for the primary group I don't know how to modify this line so it would work:
chown -Rv $USER:$USER $HOME/Bureau/*

Any ideas or work around ?

Thanks for your time :)
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by:tech_ci_sherbe
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Forgot to mention that I don't want to use a 3rd party program to do this like sabayon :) I want to be able to script it.
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Why can't you set the group using the gid?
do an ls -n of your Bureau, and note down the number, then in your script:
GID=<number>
chown -Rv $USER:$GID $HOME/Bureau/*
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by:tech_ci_sherbe
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Wow thanks this is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Didn't know we could do that, I may look like a guru but I'm not :P

Thanks again, I love you <3
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