[Users] Moving files

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Jan 4 14:40:49 CET 2012

On Wed, 4 Jan 2012 22:01:42 +1100
"Owen" <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:

> My guess is that there are no long file names,

Not so.

To find out which files need changing and where, something like:

find -type f | xargs grep '/home/foo' | grep -v '.bak'

> and therefore the
> simplest solution would be to;
> 1. Copy over /home/foo/.claws-mail/ to /home/bar/.claws-mail
> 2. Copy over /home/foo/Mail to /home/bar/Mail
> 3. Change any username specific entries in your new configuration 
> (these entries are normally related to your isp account and probably
> don't need changing)
> 4. depending on how you do the copy, you may have change ownership of
> the transferred files.

5. Run the above and variants on it and edit as needed.

You could also work something out with sed to save the editing.


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