[sf-lug] mass copy of one file to multiple user accounts
justizin at vongogo.org
Tue Sep 2 10:53:09 PDT 2008
2008/9/2 Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net> wrote:
>> Might be easier to just serve the file from a location they can all
>> access (an internal web server, for instance)?
> Is there an easy way of doing that? Thanks for your help, Tom!
I'd say it's a bit overkill to run a webserver on the loopback
interface for a globally accessible file. If this file is crucial to
all users, mention its' location in your motd / network.issue, and
just put it somewhere like:
* whatever makes you happy
Make sure the directory and file are either:
* group readable and owned by a group all the users belong to
* world readable
Make sure they aren't writable by said group, world, etc..
If you *really* want to make it available in users' home directories,
you can use hard links, so long as you don't cross any filesystem
boundaries, e.g. linking to a file on "/" volume when home directories
are on a separate volume for "/home". This is easy enough with the
for i in *; do ln $important_file $(pwd)/important.file; done
This will just be painful to manage as you add people, if you put a
copy of the hard link in your skel, it'll be replicated via copy.
Come to think of it, you could use a symlink for this, not sure why I
thought it needed a hard link. Just add "-s" flag to the "ln" command
Justin Alan Ryan
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