Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Nov. 27 2007,15:48
There should be no user-specific files, other than tempfiles, created outside /home/username, so copying that directory will be sufficient for getting a similar profile.
You will need to change owner of all those files, though. If your new user is "john", do chown -R john /home/john
There may also be files in there, such as the firefox cache, that you may not want to include.
The typical way of modifying new users' profiles, though, is to change the contents of /etc/skel
Changes to this directory will affect any user that is created after the changes, and manually chowning the files is unnecessary.