Questions about files beneath `/etc`: How to handle them, how they are important, how to make backups, how to find important information.

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What's the difference between cat /etc/group and cat /etc/group- [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between the “group” and “group-” file? I just changed a group name and noticed that cat /etc/group Includes the ...
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How to physically separate partitions for User/Home access on demand?

I'm searching for months (if not years) now for a solution to the following problem: I wish to have a general setup based on the following: PC/Laptop/Notebook/Server with ... 1 (ONE) S-ATA ...
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What's the difference between the “group” and “group-” file?

I know what the /etc/group file is for, but I'm also seeing a /etc/group- file. What's the difference between the two? The same group names and ids appear in both files. Only the last column (users) ...
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How to define an environment variable systemwide with /etc/environment?

I am trying to set an environment variable system wide. Following the ubuntu site recommendations , I set it up to my /etc/environment file. The thing is when I log out and log in again, I have to ...
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Configuring multiple mouse settings

I am a left-handed thinkpad user and have grown used to using the trackpoint in its default right-handed configuration. When I use my bluetooth mouse, however, I would like the buttons to have a ...
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Why do configuration folders have *.d in their name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Many directories have a “.d” suffix/extension. What does it mean? Why do most of the folders in /etc/* end with *.d I am just curious to know, why folders ...