Linked Questions

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How do I prevent PolicyKit from asking for a password?

For years, I've had the following in my sudoers file: scott ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL For those who don't know, this prevents sudo and friends (gksudo, etc.) from asking for a password. However, over the ...
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How come you don't need sudo privileges to update the packages list in the 10.10 Update Manager?

I have noticed that when I press the "Check" button from the Update Manager in Maverick, it starts directly downloading the information on packages without asking me my password (sudo verification) ...
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“Lock” one specific file so that I nor root no longer have access to it any more

To combat procrastination, I edit my /etc/hosts file by adding time-wasting websites and pointing them to localhost. However, the flesh is weak and I often find myself reverting my changes. I was ...
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I want a non admin user to install software. What commands do I need to add to sudoers?

I want to edit the /etc/sudoers file so that a non-admin user can install software via the Software Center in Linux Mint 10. The reason for this is that I want a user to have the capability to ...
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Hide “show wifi password” (don let show wifi password)

I've got to put a wifi password on my school laptops (all users are admin) but I don't want to the children see the password when you go edit conextions and edit de wifi like is see in the pictures. (...
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New admin account asking for a password?

I've made new admin account. I did not set a password for that account and it now asks me for the password. Since I can access the account as it automatically logs on when the laptop is turned on, can ...
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How can I authenticate Ubuntu Software Center with user password?

I would like to be able to use the password associated with this account to install packages with the GUI. Ideally, I would change the settings so that any user with sudo permissions could install ...
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How can I let users in a particular group adjust CPU Frequency Scaling?

I'm trying to let members of the group labmembers adjust the CPU frequency scaling on a system using cpufreq-selector. However, by default, this is restricted to members of the admin group. Per this ...
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Limit what users can install

This is a theoretical scenario that has come up as part of another question: I have x Ubuntu desktops with x users. Users don't have sudo privs I can let them install things through the software ...
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install packages.....
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Standard user use software center

I have created a user and add him to the standard group. Now he cannot use software center, so I want him to stay in standard group but allow him to user software center. What is the best way to do ...
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How to echo commands to other file

I want to make echo from one script to another script, but I don't want to get the output of the command because I want to use this command in another script, I need to create a script that creates ...