On Sat, 7 Feb 2004, Warren Togami wrote:
I just had a thought...
Would something like this be inappropriate?
If the user runs zsh and ~/.zshrc does not exist but /etc/skel/.zshrc
does exist, then copy it into their home directory. Only a small patch
to zsh would allow this, and this should not have any drawbacks.
Yes, it would be inappropriate. Long-standing semantics for /etc/skel is
that putting files there copies them to new user accounts when new user
accounts are created, not magically at other times. If you need magic, write
a shell script and run it to update existing accounts....
Changing that for one config file only would be inconsistent. Changing it
for everything would make Fedora behave differently than most other Unixen.