Kubuntu, first impressions.
raphink at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 4 11:20:44 GMT 2006
On 12/4/06, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati <renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org> wrote:
> As in any change, there are good and bad points; I am trying to understand
> better the reasons behind some of those, because this will help me decide if
> I can live with what I'm not used to for now, or not.
This is about innovation. A few things change but the whole thing is
still quite the same.
> I have been toying with Linux since Slackware 2.0, a looong time ago, and I
> started using Mandrake as my only desktop OS some years back, in the days of
> Mdk 6.1, whenever this was.
> And I had never before met a /media/ mounting dir; must be a new thing.
> "Raphaël Pinson" <raphink at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > You can read about Linux hierarchy
> > standards on this page: http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ ,
To try and be a bit more specific (and save you some search), here is
an abstract from FHS 2.3:
3.11. /media : Mount point for removeable media
This directory contains subdirectories which are used as mount points
for removeable media such as ﬂoppy disks, cdroms and zip disks.
Historically there have been a number of other different places used
to mount removeable media such as /cdrom, /mnt or /mnt/cdrom. Placing
the mount points for all removeable media directly in the root
directory would potentially result in a large number of extra
directories in /. Although the use of subdirectories in /mnt as a
mount point has recently been common, it conﬂicts with a much older
tradition of using /mnt directly as a temporary mount point.
> "Henri Girard" <henrigira at numericable.fr> who wrote:
> > i didn't like sudo (and still don't like it) but they are so many
> > advantages with kub that i forget this "backward"...
As a side note, for people who don't like to prepend sudo before all
there admin commands, there are ways to get permanent administrator
privileges without having to set a password for root (which is not
* sudo -i : this option makes you root with your own password. You are
logged as root, your home directory becomes /root (unless you changed
~root home in /etc/password). `sudo -i` is the equivalent for `sudo su
-` or `sudo su - root` if you will. Note that combined with the -u
switch ─ used to execute as another user ─ this can allow you to
switch to another user account with your own password (provided you
have the proper rights for that). For example, `sudo -i -u john` will
have you log as user john.
* sudo -s : this is a recommended option for a permanent
administration shell. You become root, but you keep your own settings
and home directory.
sudo allows a great management of users rights on systems, allowing to
set administrative privileges for some users on some machines and some
commands. You can then allow some users to execute a few commands as
root, without given the root password to everybody. See the sudoers
manual for more infos on it (or man:/sudoers in Konqueror).
Raphaël Pinson - raphink at ichthux.com
Ichthux - http://www.ichthux.com - Linux for Christians
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