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I am here to share what I know and to learn from those more experienced without the need to be rude or put down those who come to learn.

  • I will never downvote a solution that is functional & answers OP's question (even if there are better solutions).
  • I will upvote good solutions and questions.
  • I may downvote incorrect solutions if they clearly don't solve OP's problem but always with a reason, how else can anyone benefit?

    Downvotes without explanation help no one (OP, SO or me). Pointing out errors/making suggestions allows for improving/correcting answers which benefits everyone on SO.

I don't care for aggressive self-righteous know-it-all types. I wasn't born with all that I know now, and neither were you.


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comment Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
You are right of course, my comment was with regard to the globing, not re -- which is clearly important from a security standpoint too - thanks again
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accepted Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
Dec
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comment Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
Thanks, very useful info re the use of "" .. my current filenames won't have that problem, but I will start using this as the default way of doing things.
Dec
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comment Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
Thanks .. good to store this away for future possible use, my filenames are quite regular so I won't have to worry about special cases for this.
Dec
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comment Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
Thanks - I do know the filenames, so this won't be an issue. What is the advantage of using double-quotes around the variable?
Dec
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comment Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
Thanks - I have a few questions: What's the significance of the -- and why is zsh preferable over bash here? I'm also not sure (.om[1]) does.
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asked Identify and assign most recent file to shell variable
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accepted restrict student account permissions, give faculty access
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comment restrict student account permissions, give faculty access
@slm Thanks for the link, it looks very useful/helpful. Do you also concur that ACLs are the way to go with my very limited requirements? I'll be happy to learn about them, but if I can easily/quickly do what I need with groups I'd be happy to do that first, and then explore ACLs.
Nov
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comment restrict student account permissions, give faculty access
Thanks, I am not familiar with the acl setup, I'll take a look. It sounds as if the system has to be mounted with this feature enabled. I'm not sure I'll be able to do this since I'm using a Ubuntu VM via the MicroSoft Azure platform, but I need to take a closer look at both this command and the VM setup (the disks are not mounted with acl at this point I think - at least mount | grep acl didn't yield anything which was one recommended way to check for this).
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comment How can I assign an initial/default password to a user in Linux?
+1 for mentioning newusers command for Ubuntu