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Hacker-of-all-trades, mom, martial artist, fountain pen geek, and backpacker from Indianapolis, IN.


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comment Disable a user's login without disabling the account
When one sets the shell to /bin/false, one prevents using su to act as that user. Additionally, using /bin/false produces no error nor other hint of what just went wrong -- in cases where one does want to prevent even su from being used to get a shell as that user, the shell should be changed to /sbin/nologin which does produce an error.
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revised Disable a user's login without disabling the account
added manual instructions
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asked How can I switch to my USB headset automagically when it's plugged in?
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comment How to install multiple versions of the same package in Gentoo?
@Keith - That's the right answer, why not post it as an answer?
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accepted How can I manage an oversensitive touchpad?
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comment How exactly do people “crack” Unix/Linux Systems?
@justin: I said I was there to see $friend re: a school project, but he was out of the office. I let the VP show me some trivial things about the computer system, and he was too distracted by staring at me to notice that I observed him entering his password. He had legitimate access to the drive I was supposed to access to win the bet.
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