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Hardware and software inventorying

Objective Collect hardware and software information from lab computers, respecting students' privacy. Type of information to collect Examples: System memory Bash verion JVM version Operating ...
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Package managers for local installations under home directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Non-Root Package Managers I work extensively on a remote system where I do not have admin rights. However, I am allowed to install my own binaries and programs under my ...
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Why is it recommended to create a group and user for some applications?

Most of the time, when installing a program from source it is recommended to create a new user and a new group and give /usr/local/<myapp> the recently created user and group ownership. Why is ...