At IU, what is ezreset, and how can I use it to reset my accounts to their default settings?
On this page:
On the Indiana University web servers Webserve and
ezreset command launches a script
that backs up copies of your configuration files and replaces them
with the versions that are included with new accounts. These
configuration files control the appearance and behavior of programs
such as Emacs, as well as the general environment of your
account. If problems arise with these files, you can use
ezreset to replace them with working copies.
ezreset on Webserve
On Webserve, some login files will prevent you from running
Unix commands. If you receive a "Command not found" error
after entering a common command like
ezreset to restore the default
Some Webserve users may also see an error when logging in:stty: invalid argument 'new' Try 'stty --help' for more information
ezreset command will also correct this error.
ezreset on Webserve:
- Log into your Webserve account using SSH. For detailed
instructions, see Webserve
- At the Unix prompt, enter: /usr/local/bin/ezreset
Once you run this utility, you will be able to use SSH on Webserve without receiving the error messages listed above.
ezreset on Mercury
ezreset on Mercury:
- At the Unix prompt, enter: ezreset
- You will see the following message: Ezreset will reset your .login, .profile and other config files back to the original newuser configuration. Your files will be saved as .filename.mmddyy. Continue (y/n)?
- To replace these files with the default versions, press
- You will see: Your account has been reset.
Last modified on August 24, 2012.