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Aug
23
comment How do you work with old servers?
I will respond to your question with another question. What work is it that you are doing /on/ the server? Server's are for serving things... you do work on a workstation. Outside of a config file edit here, a mv there... why are you tweaking the server out like it's your workstation?
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
@Marciej and if it's worth nothing then there's no point in putting any security on it, at that point no vulnerability matters.
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
@Marciej well security is all about cost/risk analysis. you never put more security around something than that something is worth.
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
@Maciej the only secure computer is unplugged, encased in concrete at the bottom of a lake.
Aug
23
answered Concern about logging in as root overrated?
Aug
23
answered What directories do I need to back up?
Aug
23
comment What directories do I need to back up?
you forgot /home
Aug
23
comment Need advice in choosing a tiling WM
Try KDE SC 4.5, it has a tiling feature... oh... you said lightweight...
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
why run as root? if you really just don't want to type sudo I'd suggest editing /etc/sudoers and adding some commands as nopasswd (not all of them) then in your ~/.bashrc (or alias file) add aliases to sudo command. This is still probably not a good idea but it will limit the damage you can do, or have done to you.
Aug
23
comment How to give a normal user permission to change root password
I don't know why you'd think he'd need this. He didn't ask you to make it passwordless. why reduce the security of the system more than necessary if you're doing anyting like this it should be user localhost = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/passwd which would limit the security accesss to just that.
Aug
23
comment Is there a way to make the prompt definition multiline?
yeah I was hoping for something a little bit cleaner... I could just have FOO='...' BAR='...' then PS1="$FOO $BAR" or some such.
Aug
23
comment Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
nvm... I guess putting it in a my shell's rc does work... how annoying that it ignores the TERM env variable that's set when I execute tmux... I guess I'll have to put a conditional in my rc.
Aug
23
comment Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
the first one is my default TERM setting... I just tried the other 2 and my prompt still doesn't show colors once I enter tmux. (I would like to note that tmux does show colors at the bottom)... it seems that when I enter tmux that it resets the TERM to TERM=screen... perhaps theres a way to override this in a config?
Aug
23
revised How to give a normal user permission to change root password
add note about authorization
Aug
23
revised How to give a normal user permission to change root password
edited tags
Aug
23
answered How to give a normal user permission to change root password
Aug
23
revised tmux vs. GNU Screen
edited tags
Aug
23
asked Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
Aug
23
accepted Display stuff below the prompt at a shell prompt?
Aug
23
revised Is there a way to make the prompt definition multiline?
give end result examplish