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A Debian GNU/Linux user for 8 years.


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comment Disable sticky keys
This is an interesting theory. I wonder how I could check it next time this happens.
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accepted autocomplete named directories
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accepted Host lookup that respects /etc/hosts
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comment Host lookup that respects /etc/hosts
Nice one, thanks!
Apr
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comment Host lookup that respects /etc/hosts
@Patrick: hmm, I didn't realise getent also looks in DNS (I thought it only looks in /etc/hosts). Now that I've tried it, here's what's wrong with getent: for google.com, it returns a single address, and that address is IPv6. Which is not helpful, since I'm on an IPv4 network, and my command would actually print an IPv4 address.
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asked Disable sticky keys
Feb
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comment Circumvent permissions of filesystem on an external drive
Thanks. Bindfs looks very relevant, although, as you say, it requires root (because it works with already mounted file systems, not raw devices). Are there FUSE file systems that can work with devices and can alter permissions?
Feb
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comment Circumvent permissions of filesystem on an external drive
As many things in Unix, it's a matter of policy. The sysadmin should be able to define such a policy (e.g.: treat these particular filesystems as local, everything else as external).
Feb
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comment Circumvent permissions of filesystem on an external drive
Why can't the OS ignore FS's permissions in cases when this can't compromise the system's security (like in this case)? E.g. if users have r/w permissions to raw devices corresponding to external storage (which is possible to do with udev), they can use libext2fs to manipulate the file system on those devices ignoring the permissions. So I'm just asking about a more convenient interface to do that.
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comment Circumvent permissions of filesystem on an external drive
But there's no inherent reason for the OS to conflate its own permissions (including permissions on the local file systems) with permissions on the external drive.
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asked Circumvent permissions of filesystem on an external drive
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comment TCP dies on a Linux laptop
That was it indeed — thanks a lot!
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