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You need to tell useradd to create your home directory: useradd -m fox You might also want to add options for group(s) -g -G, login-shell -s etc. But don't worry - you can create your homedir now (as root using sudo or su): # mkdir /home/fox # chown fox:fox /home/fox See Arch Linux Documentation - User Management
Store the files in the skeleton directory. When a new user is created, the files in that directory should be copied to their home directory. The directory is normally /etc/skel.
Looking at the screenshot you not only did a chmod 755 on /home/kellogs you also did a chown 755 thus making that directory not owned by user kellogs. So now you can't write to it. You can see this where it says '755' before kellogs. Fix it by running chown kellogs /home/kellogs.
Situation: you have an encrypted home directory. Step 1: you log in over SSH. Your encrypted data is not mounted, so what you see is your “real” home directory on the (unencrypted) main filesystem. This home directory doesn't contain much that's directly usable: ~/.ecryptfs/ contains control data for your encrypted data ~/.Private/ contains your encrypted ...
Hidden files are files with a name starting with a period, they are not displayed unless explicitely requested, by using the -a option or specifically mentioning dot in the argument list. eg `ls -la or ls -l .* file aliases are called links, they can be hard or symbolic. you have symbolic links there (the first character of permissions is an l denoting ...
Mounting does not change your current working directory. I guess that the mountpoint is the directory you are in. You either have to do the mount from elsewhere or to get out of that directory: ls -al ecryptfs-mount-private ls -al cd .. cd - ls -al or cd .. ecryptfs-mount-private cd - ls -al All symlinks have lrwxrwxrwx. This doesn't matter as the ...
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