In a typical organization, there are usually some defaults that are recommended for users in terms of files and configuration. For example, in a company that performs software development, there are likely recommended settings for text editors and version control systems. Files that are contained within
/etc/skel are copied into the
home directory for all new users when you create them (assuming you've chosen to create a
home directory while setting up the user).
In fact, you can see this for yourself right now. If you execute the following command, you can view the contents of the
ls -la /etc/skel
You probably already know how to list files within a directory, but I specifically ...