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Avid Linux user; been running Ubuntu as my distro of choice for several years. May graduate to Debian some day.


Mar
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
6
asked Running uuidd automatically on startup on Ubuntu 13.10 server?
Jun
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asked What graphical launcher program can I use?
May
6
revised Can I use dd to make an ISO of a DVD that is only as large as the data on the DVD?
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May
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comment Can I use dd to make an ISO of a DVD that is only as large as the data on the DVD?
Well, this is a purchased DVD, i.e. one with a movie on it. (Sorry, I will update my question to clarify that). What type of DVDs are those?
May
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asked Can I use dd to make an ISO of a DVD that is only as large as the data on the DVD?
Apr
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comment Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
Thanks @UlrichDangel, perhaps you could post this as an answer?
Apr
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comment Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
On second thought, Shadur, I believe your addition actually belongs in its own answer.
Apr
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comment Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
Hello Shadur, I have rolled back your edit. Can I ask that you please add what you said after the last paragraph, as what I said is still valid for me and I would first want to hear your explanation to my comment above. Thanks.
Apr
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awarded  Cleanup
Apr
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revised Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
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Apr
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comment Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
Why then does sudo echo work but not sudo apt-get?
Apr
5
answered Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
Apr
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answered Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
Apr
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revised Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
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Apr
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asked Environment variable does not seem to work in sudo
Apr
4
comment What do the bash-builtins 'set' and 'export' do?
Ah yes, you are right. Brilliant, thanks!
Apr
4
comment What do the bash-builtins 'set' and 'export' do?
Thanks that is a very useful answer. However, when I set http_proxy just with http_proxy=abc.com, it is visible to child processes, e.g. running wget without me exporting it. How can this be?
Apr
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accepted What do the bash-builtins 'set' and 'export' do?
Apr
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asked What do the bash-builtins 'set' and 'export' do?