UPDATEHOME(1M) Maintenance Commands UPDATEHOME(1M)


NAME


updatehome - update the home directory copy and link files for the
current label

SYNOPSIS


/usr/bin/updatehome [-cirs]


DESCRIPTION


updatehome reads the user's minimum-label copy and link-control files
(.copy_files and .link_files). These files contain a list of files to be
copied and symbolically linked from the user's minimum-label home
directory to the user's home directory at the current label.


The Solaris Trusted Extensions dtsession program performs an updatehome
whenever a newly labeled workspace is created so that the user's favorite
files are available for use. For example, the user probably wants a
symbolic link to such files as .profile, .login, .cshrc, .exrc, .mailrc,
and ~/bin. The updatehome command provides a convenient mechanism for
accomplishing this symlink. The user can add files to those to be copied
(.copy_files) and to those to be symbolically linked (.link_files).

OPTIONS


-c
Replace existing home-directory copies at the current label. The
default is to skip over existing copies.


-i
Ignore errors encountered. The default aborts on error.


-r
Replace existing home-directory copies or symbolic links at the
current label. This option implies options -c and -s. The default
is to skip over existing copies or symbolic links.


-s
Replace existing home-directory symbolic links at the current
label. The default is to skip over existing symbolic links.


EXIT STATUS


Upon success, updatehome returns 0. Upon failure, updatehome returns 1
and writes diagnostic messages to standard error.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: A Sample .copy_files File




The files that are listed in .copy_files can be modified at every user's
label.


.cshrc
.mailrc
.mozilla/bookmarks.html


Example 2: A Sample .link_files File




The files that are listed in .link_files can be modified at the lowest
label. The changes propagate to the other labels that are available to
the user.


~/bin
.mozilla/preferences
.xrc
.rhosts


Example 3: Updating the Linked and Copied Files




The .copy_files and .link_files were updated by the user at the minimum
label. At a higher label, the user refreshes the copies and the links.
No privileges are required to run the command.


% updatehome -r


FILES


$HOME/.copy_files
List of files to be copied


$HOME/.link_files
List of files to be symbolically linked


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


attributes(5)


.copy_files and .link_files Files in Solaris Trusted Extensions
Administrator's Procedures

NOTES


The functionality described on this manual page is available only if the
system is configured with Trusted Extensions.


July 20, 2007 UPDATEHOME(1M)