Restoring old settings

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Restoring old settings

Postby uthappam » 2017-10-22 13:38

I have been using Linux for some years and have several times replaced Debian with Linux Mint or Ubuntu or vice versa. Each time, as the /home partition remained untouched, I found that my e-mail and browser settings were "inherited" without fuss by the new installation.

I have just had to restore /home from a back-up on external drive. All my settings, in Firefox and Thunderbird, for example, are gone. Various "dot dirs" like .cache, .config and .mozilla are present but are apparently made afresh.

My /original/ "dot dirs" ought to be on my external drive, where they were put by rsync. What are my options?
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Re: Restoring old settings

Postby TonyT » 2017-10-22 14:02

copy the contents of the backup dirs to the new dirs at /home/username
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Re: Restoring old settings

Postby uthappam » 2017-10-22 21:07

I see: not the dirs but their contents. Thank you, Tony.
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