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May
17
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
brilliant, thank you. I couldn't find a proper example of that syntax. Now that you spell it out for me, I can see how I should have worked that out from the man page, and I feel slightly foolish. No doubt this answer will help others, too, though.
May
17
comment `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
yeah, that's a very similar use case to the one I had in mind, thanks!
May
16
awarded  Student
May
16
asked `/etc/sudoers` — specify `env_keep` for one command only?
May
16
revised Correctly setting environment
corrected spelling in title -- almost stopped me from finding a useful question :)
May
16
suggested suggested edit on Correctly setting environment
Apr
21
comment How copy and rename files found in “find” function Linux?
@Gilles -- I am indeed, that's how I read the question. Appreciate the point, though :)
Apr
21
revised How copy and rename files found in “find” function Linux?
add some more info.
Apr
20
answered How copy and rename files found in “find” function Linux?
Apr
5
awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
4
comment Which run dialog
Gnome-Do is dead, isn't it? Synapse and Kupfer seem to be leading the field now, I believe.
Mar
31
answered Unable to git clone over ssh
Mar
29
comment *nix whose package manager DOES NOT split Python into multiple packages
I agree with phunehehe -- I'm not sure this question makes sense...
Mar
19
comment Why is this python error message generated whenever I type a nonsense command?
one possible solution is # apt-get remove command-not-found...
Mar
18
comment How do I find text within a file and have it search multiple subfolders?
@tooshel: only if you don't want everyone to be able to use it...!
Mar
17
answered Permissions issues for shared directory on a server
Mar
17
comment Permissions issues for shared directory on a server
watch out for the smart-quotes in this answer! (did you copy-paste from this blog jeff.robbins.ws/articles/… ? It seems to derive from this site's very own @Gilles :))
Mar
15
comment Turning an old computer into a network firewall
smoothwall is a fine choice - simple, lightweight and secure. You can run it easily off a USB key if necessary, too.
Mar
15
answered Turning an old computer into a network firewall
Mar
15
comment How do I find text within a file and have it search multiple subfolders?
@tooshel - didn't realise the non-GNU grep doesn't have that option. updated my answer :)