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Originally from Nicaragua, educated in Edinburgh and the USA, and now living primarily in London.

Useful questions and answers

Stack Overflow

  1. Debugging CREATE TABLE statements
  2. Logging in Python
  3. Simple string formatting in Python
  4. Reference types in C#
  5. String compression in C# using Gzip

Meta Stack Overflow

  1. Book recommendation questions
  2. Answering old questions with a solution in the comments

IT Security

  1. Cryptographically secure random strings in PHP

LaTeX

  1. Fitting a table on a page through rotation

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comment Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
@roadmr Done. I modified my answer to include information about installing packages as well, because I ran into such a problem while tinkering in a VM.
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comment Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
@roadmr Done. I added some information from aptitude's man page about safe-upgrade vs full-upgrade, since I can see someone wanting to allow a user to perform a safe-upgrade but not a full-upgrade.
Feb
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answered Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
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comment Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
@roadmr Should I post that as an answer or let you work it into yours?
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comment Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
The command I posted is identical to yours, except that my command won't allow ricardo to run aptitude as any other user. Yours might have the same restriction, but the command I posted makes it explicit.
Feb
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comment Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
Although this command is helpful, is it related to my question in a way I'm missing?
Feb
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comment Will this sudo rule allow a user to update the system and nothing more?
@roadmr True. Although still not perfect, would this command be a bit more suitable, but only allowing the user to update, but not remove packages? ricardo ALL=(root) /usr/bin/aptitude update, /usr/bin/aptitude dist-upgrade
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