Redirection question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lotsofjam, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. lotsofjam macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    If I use MCX to make the user folder redirect from /Users/name/desktop to /volumes/storage/name/desktop instead, but I have a loginhook that copies x files from the network to /Users/$1/desktop, will it end up in storage, or in the real folder? More to the point, will it end up on the users desktop?
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    If you used the Workgroup Manager to override the default home directory location of a user to point somewhere else, there is no 'redirection' involved; The home directory is an explicit attribute attached to the account itself.

    Your loginhook script, depending on how written, should either use '~' shell expansion or query the HOME environment variable to determine the correct path to the user's home directory.

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