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comment Can I write a file with only read permission?
Does :w! not successfully save readonly files in Fedora's vi?
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revised initctl does not terminate at computer shutdown
improved formatting
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comment Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown from gear icon looks like suspend but doesn't wake up
possible duplicate of Ubuntu 14.04 wont shutdown or reboot
23h
revised “su” or “whoami” not working
changed other reference to nuri where deneme2 appears to have been intended
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revised “su” or “whoami” not working
rolled back to a previous revision
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revised “su” or “whoami” not working
changed command to check deneme2 (the account being investigated) rather than nuri (the account that works) -- also changed form of the command and clarified that the shell is at the end of the line, please feel free to rollback and/or edit further if you don't like this change
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comment “su” or “whoami” not working
@NuriTasdemir Though sudo chsh -s /bin/bash deneme2 will let deneme2 log in (see man chsh), you may be best off removing it with deluser and remaking it, since as detailed in man adduser, there are some other differences between system users (made with --system) and regular users: UID from a different range, group membership, and no files copied from /etc/skel (these are files like .profile and .bashrc).
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comment How do I correctly remove items from Wine Programs menu?
possible duplicate of How do I remove Wine program entries from the menu?
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comment Why are the applications repeated multiple times in the “Open With Other Application…” option?
possible duplicate of Wine pollutes "Open With" application list
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comment Are there cases where vi is the only option
@Tim Actually visudo can use any editor. Since its default configuration on Ubuntu respects the EDITOR and VISUAL environment variables, you can run sudo env VISUAL=emacs visudo for emacs or even gksudo env VISUAL=gedit visudo for a graphical editor like Gedit. (sudo -H or sudo -i may be used in place of gksudo.) I suggest this env way as VISUAL=emacs sudo visudo won't work (sudo resets most of the environment) and sudo -EH might be considered inadvisable.
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comment How Do I Install Ubuntu On A 2GB (No Software) PC?
Also related: How do I install Ubuntu on a computer without an OS on it?, How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick in Windows?, How do I make a bootable USB from Windows?
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comment How do I make a bootable USB from Windows?
possible duplicate of How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick in Windows?
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comment How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB
possible duplicate of How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu?
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reviewed Close How to install Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 7 2013?
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reviewed Delete 1 SSD windows, 1 SSD ext4, 1 NTFS Data mutual Drive?
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comment 1 SSD windows, 1 SSD ext4, 1 NTFS Data mutual Drive?
If this answers the question that was asked here, I recommend expanding this (by editing) to explain how.
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revised Dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04
formatting
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reviewed Edit setting up a script to rotate scren Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad S1
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revised setting up a script to rotate scren Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad S1
linkified attribution to source comment, plus very slight cosmetic changes
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comment No user name/password required when exploring from live USB?
possible duplicate of How can I prevent someone from resetting my password with a Live CD?