ARCHIVED: Use ezreset to reset your accounts to their default settings

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Overview

On the Indiana University web server Mercury, the 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, behavior, and general environment of your account. If problems arise with these files, you can use ezreset to replace them with working copies.

Use ezreset on Mercury

To run ezreset on Mercury:

  1. At the Unix prompt, enter:
     ezreset
  2. 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)?
  3. To replace these files with the default versions, press y.
  4. You will see:
     Your account has been reset.

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Last modified on 2020-08-05 10:08:39.

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