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I am studying Computer Science at Brigham Young University. I been interested in computers and computer programming since I was a teenager.


Jul
5
comment What environment do I get with sudo?
sudo whoami returns root, like expected. What could be causing my sudo env to be different than my root env?
Jul
5
comment What environment do I get with sudo?
Cool, didn't know about that. Anyway, /usr/local/bin isn't in my sudo env, but it is in my root env and user env. Why is this?
Jul
5
revised What environment do I get with sudo?
Grammar and additional info
Jul
5
asked What environment do I get with sudo?
Jul
1
comment Preparing a Linux image in a virtual machine
@Gilles- Thanks! This was exactly what I was hoping for. I assumed that I'd have to tune the config file, but I guess I can get a pretty generic one working if GRUB can read filesystems.
Jul
1
accepted Preparing a Linux image in a virtual machine
Jul
1
comment Preparing a Linux image in a virtual machine
@Gilles- I added a little information about my specific setup.
Jul
1
revised Preparing a Linux image in a virtual machine
Added info
Jul
1
asked Preparing a Linux image in a virtual machine
Jul
1
comment Can't connect to internet in Ubuntu 10.10
Probably more appropriate for askubuntu.com
Jul
1
comment Can I install Paint.Net on linux using mono?
This might be a better fit for SuperUser.
Jul
1
comment What do the numbers in a man page mean?
I guess not! Thanks, I didn't know about that package. Thanks!
Jul
1
comment What do the numbers in a man page mean?
I don't see this on my Fedora install. Is man X intro not standard?
Jun
23
awarded  Commentator
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
@new123456- I personally like the idea of keeping config files close to the binary (e.g. /usr/local/bin -> /usr/local/etc), but conventions win in this case.
Jun
23
accepted What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
Is there a reason why /usr/local/etc isn't used very often? I like the idea of keeping the config files at the same level of the filesystem as the binary.
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
@EightBitTony- Are there any other platforms that have different conventions? I'm already making different start-up scripts for the different platforms (upstart, systemd, init).
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
@psusi- Good point, I'll make sure to make that the default. Perhaps I'll detect when my make install is run as root or regular user. If root, I'll default to /usr/local, if user, to the users home directory. I'll also add configuration settings.
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
Yeah, I figure allowing customization is good, but I was wondering if /usr/local/etc is standard for config files for those sorts of programs.