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User Profiles

In the previous example /opt/kde_staff contained additional settings and applications for staff members. “User Profiles” allow you to add this directory only for certain users and not for others. Add the following to /etc/kderc:


This creates a profile named “staff” that adds the /opt/kde_staff directory tree. (Note that SuSE Linux� uses /etc/kde3rc instead of /etc/kderc. Now that we have a named profile it can be assigned to users.

To map profiles to users a mapping file needs to be specified in /etc/kderc:


It is now possible to assign a profile based on either the user name or based on the UNIX� group the user is part of.

To assign the staff profile to all users that are a member of the UNIX� group staff_members add the following to /etc/kde-user-profile:


It is also possible to assign a profile to a single user:


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