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comment Use sudo as login
I agree with @roaima and also there would be tons of challenges such as how you would store preferences for basic desktop things like the window manager. The biggest security problem I see is that X11 was not designed for untrusted clients, so multiple users who can all access the same X11 $DISPLAY (which runs under a different user) is possible but insecure. So anyway, there would have to be a HUGE upside in order for this to be worthwhile.
18h
comment Thread running between fork and exec blocks other thread read
I enjoyed solving your puzzle :)
20h
comment Mixup between root and first non-root user account
For etckeeper, are you sure you used su - rather than just su? For smartmontools, are you sure the mails are not simply being sent to jerome because there is a mail alias from root to jerome?
May
23
comment How to execute a remote command to an existing ssh session
That's a terminal control sequence that changes the title of your terminal, yes. It has nothing to do with the shell or anything else that is running locally in your terminal. "Can't I use something like this to get my current working directory back to tmux?" — no, terminal output is only sent to the terminal itself.
May
23
comment set my system date & time via terminal
What is your local time zone? I take it that it's not +04:00? If the time is three hours off your local time then I guess you are in something like +07:00 (south Asia near or around Myanmar, at a quick guess?)?
May
23
comment How to execute a remote command to an existing ssh session
There is not really a way to do that except by managing the remote session with something like expect which will let you write a script that spawns the remote session, sends commands to it, and expects responses.
May
23
comment How to execute a remote command to an existing ssh session
Thanks, that helped.
May
23
answered How to execute a remote command to an existing ssh session
May
23
comment How to hold terminal open (excepting gnome-terminal)?
The MacOS Terminal.app is one terminal application that has that feature. But I strongly suspect you're not running MacOS!
May
23
comment How to execute a remote command to an existing ssh session
Can you clarify your question, please? (1) you say something about whoami but it's not clear why "returning the user that was used to log in" is not what you want and what it is that you expect instead; (2) I don't see the problem with your pwd-themed command transcript (which seems to have nothing to do with whoami) — are you expecting that changing the local pwd would also somehow change your remote default/home directory? I don't follow.
May
23
revised How can I create an SSH login that delegates to telnet securely
telnet "host port" syntax
May
21
answered Debian error message: “Unable to find LVM volume”, but then boots successfully
May
20
reviewed Looks OK Copy file to xclip and paste to Firefox
May
20
comment Avconv creates 0 byte outputfile after applying frame rate reduction
I guess 0 bytes of output is the most perfect possible reduction in frame rate. Can't do much more reduction than that! :-) More seriously, did you try with -strict experimental as the message suggests? By the way: I think that ffmpeg and avconv are actually the same thing.
May
19
answered Strangeness with Symlinks and Relative Paths
May
19
revised Dual booting with two drives
edited body
May
19
answered Dual booting with two drives
May
17
comment Is there a gnu-as variant for targetting 64-bit code from a 32-bit system?
I think you will have to build the cross tools yourself. There are many prebuilt cross toolchains at emdebian.org/tools/debian but x86_64 as a target does not seem to be among them.
May
13
comment Best Window Manager for One Application
If you are really using a single application and it opens a single window then you don't need a window manager at all!
May
13
comment SCP and delete a files from source
You said you tried that but immediately afterwards you said you are unable to test it. Which is it? In any case, for anything that involves deleting files (and could therefore be dangerous), the best advice for you is just to test it yourself. You can easily create a dummy throwaway file with unimportant data to see if your command works. When you test it, you will know whether or not it works, and you will not need to ask here if the command is OK!