Do you know what is the default home directory of a user in Linux and Solaris ?
In this post, we will look at the difference between default user home directory in Linux and Solaris.
Linux : Default User Home Directory
In linux, the default user home directory is /home.
### Create a user and check the default home directory assigned. [saket@ngelinux-new ~]$ echo $HOME /home/saket ### By default /home is created under / partition if not explicitly defined. [saket@ngelinux-new ~]$ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 20G 11G 8.2G 56% / [saket@ngelinux-new ~]$
Solaris : Default User Home Directory
In Solaris, the default home directory is not /home, it is /export/home which is mounted using autofs to /home.
Hence in Solaris, there is no /home directory exists on partition, it is mounted and linked to /export/home directory by default.
I hope now you are clear with the default home directories in Linux and Solaris and how it is different.
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