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    Default How to back up a user profile?

    Hi, I searched through the forum on this but there was absolutely nothing so my question is....is there a way for us to back up our user profile and keep all our desktop setting and themes? I really want to be able to upgrade once bt4 finals comes out, but I don't want to have to start from scratch (themes and stuff)


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    I have a feeling what you want to use is rsync I use this to back up all sorts of stuff like accounts. I am sure you will find your answers in the link. Anybody know of a better way to do what NEWBIEPAT972 wants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onryo View Post
    I have a feeling what you want to use is rsync I use this to back up all sorts of stuff like accounts. I am sure you will find your answers in the link. Anybody know of a better way to do what NEWBIEPAT972 wants?

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    My guess is that it would be a bad idea to do this because BT4 Final will probably be different. But I'm just guessing of course.

    A good start is just to copy your home folder, pick whatever config files you need out of it (paying particular attention to the hidden files that start with a fullstop).

    Try this to see all hidden files in your home folder:

    Code:
    cd
    ls -a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virchanza View Post
    My guess is that it would be a bad idea to do this because BT4 Final will probably be different. But I'm just guessing of course.

    A good start is just to copy your home folder, pick whatever config files you need out of it (paying particular attention to the hidden files that start with a fullstop).

    Try this to see all hidden files in your home folder:

    Code:
    cd
    ls -a

    Damn that doesn't sound good...well no worries I suppose I could always installed a new theme it's just that this one took forever since I was a little new to linux, but found the tools in BT4 very interesting. I've already decrypted my first wep key (on my own network ) and getting used to the command lines.

    If the BT4 final turns out into a completely different mechanism then I will take the rsyn advice

    Now I'm off to reading through the forums and watching videos on nmap, nessus, and metaploit

    btw I love this forum, very helpful people and thank you guys for the responding

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWBIEPAT972 View Post
    Damn that doesn't sound good...well no worries I suppose I could always installed a new theme it's just that this one took forever
    There must be some sort of "Theme Export" facility in the Theme Manager.

    (Actually I checked just there and it seems there isn't!)

    Next port of call would be to do a web search on how to manually export a KDE theme... I suspect it's a simple as doing something like copying a ".kdetheme" file to "/usr/themes" or something like that.
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