Defining Desktop user types
You may need to support users that have differing UNIX
or otherwise configure the Desktop for a variety of user types.
The Desktop provides a ``user type'' mechanism to allow
you to do this.
All user type configuration files are kept within the main
Desktop rules directory,
Each user type has its own subdirectory with name
UserType.user, for example
A user type directory must contain a file called Rule.dr,
which holds the default rules for this user type.
The Rule.dr file can read and manipulate any files it
For example, within the SCO.user user type
directory, you may find the following:
the main rule file for this user type,
which is treated as if it were part of the system rule file
a rule file used to set up all the menus for this user type
the file used for the default main Desktop for each user of this type
a subdirectory containing the objects
used by default for each user of this type
The default preferences file for this user type, in the
language ll_TT, where
ll is a two-character code for the language
(as defined by the ISO 639 standard)
and TT is a two-character code for the
territory (as defined by the ISO 3166 standard).
By default, the SCO.user user type
provides the en_US.prf file.
The language file containing all the text strings used for
this user type, in the form of Deskshell variable assignments.
The rules of the user type should refer to the variable
names to determine what text to display.
Creating a new user type
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003