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As I stated in another recent post I'm in the process of migrating primary user profiles because it was the only way I could figure out how to fix some ...
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- 12-29-2012 #1
Possible to comment out a folder?
As I stated in another recent post I'm in the process of migrating primary user profiles because it was the only way I could figure out how to fix some issues that cropped up when I was experimenting with some pulseaudio / HDMI stuff.
I *think* I've got everything fixed but one thing. (Different post.)
And I was just going to delete the old user profile. But, then I got to thinking (bad habit that): What if I've missed something? What if it turns out there's something in there I need?
So, my idea was to comment out the old users home folder just like I would a line in a config file that I don't want to execute. That way the system won't "see" the folder. But I can keep it around for a bit til I'm satisifed I don't need it any more.
Problem is I have no idea if it's possible or how to do it and Google hasn't turned up anything.
- 12-29-2012 #2
Never mind. I found chmod. But, I don't want to end up locking myself completely out of the file if I goof up. So I'll just copy it to my back up drive before I delete it.
- 01-04-2013 #3
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If you set 3 (write and execute) on permissions, you can write to and enter the folder, but only if you specify the folder specifically, i.e. you can't see it with ls or a file browser, but you can edit files by naming them directly in a command line.