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4.36. How do I create a "signature file"?

1. Go to your home directory by typing cd.

2. Create and edit a file called .signature and give your name, rank, and serial number by typing vi .signature (use your favorite text editor in place of vi).

3. Make .plan readable by everyone by typing chmod a+r .signature.

4. Make your home directory searchable by everyone by typing chmod +x . (don't forget the period on the end).

Check with the instructions for your Usenet news and e-mail software to learn what (if anything) you'll need to do to tell it to append your signature to messages.

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