Occasionally a system administrator may need to change a user’s home directory in Ubuntu 14.04. With superuser privileges, the administrator should invoke the ‘usermod’ command with the ‘-d’ option, followed by the name of the user’s new home directory. It is not necessary to copy all existing files to the new home directory; if desired, this can be accomplished with the ‘-m’ flag. If the new home directory does not yet exist, ‘usermod’ will create it. For more options and examples of syntax, users can consult the ‘man’ page for ‘usermod’ in the Linux terminal.