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A computer engineer and Linux expert / advocate. Over 15 years of experience installing/configuring Linux servers and daemon software for web, email, databases and whatnot. Ubuntu user since 2009, Debian user before that.

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Aug
25
comment How do I manage changing users in a charm?
Hey, --create-home will automatically copy /etc/skel templates, so the line where you do this is not necessary.
Aug
25
answered How do I manage changing users in a charm?
Aug
22
answered VirtualBox Guest Additions won't install
Aug
21
comment How do you detect file changes
Right, a real IDS is something more akin to snort. Thanks for clarifying.
Aug
20
answered How do you detect file changes
Aug
20
answered Server backup to github
Aug
19
comment Must execute “sudo su” and then do apt-get update/upgrade/install, prefacing with sudo doesn't work
FWIW, this looks like two questions in one. What do you want to do? If you want to preserve the environment while running sudo, then -E does exactly that. sudo -i -u root (so you start a login session as that user) would be my next choice. If what you want is for apt-get to use a proxy as required by your network (note, orthogonal to sudo's handling of env variables) definitely my preferred option is just setting the proxies in the appropriate config file for apt-get as muru suggested.
Aug
18
answered Ubuntu Installation on HTC Salsa
Aug
18
answered Telephone Call Answering Machine Software
Aug
18
comment Telephone Call Answering Machine Software
It would be good if you could indicate what type of modem or hardware you have. That will dictate the choice of software you can use.
Aug
18
answered Running IE with virtualbox
Aug
15
answered How to check if I can connect to a server port?
Aug
15
comment Are there multiple LTS distributions available?
Don't worry, I appreciate your comments and am always glad to provide useful information.
Aug
14
answered Are there multiple LTS distributions available?
Aug
6
answered echo to /etc/sudoers causing pasrse error
Aug
6
comment echo to /etc/sudoers causing pasrse error
AAmir yes, that's correct.
Aug
6
comment echo to /etc/sudoers causing pasrse error
Aamir, I suggest you try the visudo -f - trick on each line you're trying to add to your sudoers file, at least if you narrow it down to a single line it will be easier.
Aug
6
comment echo to /etc/sudoers causing pasrse error
it's not the spaces, I'm pretty sure it's the lack of =. Give it a try :)
Aug
6
comment echo to /etc/sudoers causing pasrse error
A tip to validate sudo syntax without destroying your sudoers file: echo 'blah blah' | visudo -f - -c. This will at least tell you if the line looks OK or has errors, without touching your sudoers file.