Destroying "only" your home directory (was Re: Newbie question on permissions)

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Mon Apr 3 12:12:26 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-04 at 11:53 +0300, Ari Torhamo wrote:

> You don't seem to understand the reality of us non-geek users - Michael
> does. 

I'm flattered you think so.  Sadly the only reason I'm now having much
of an inkling of non-geek users' issues is because I married one.  She
loves Linux.  For Supertux.  For anything else she goes back to Windows.

She's a real trooper for hanging on while I experiment on her, but she's
not that much of a trooper as to rely on Linux for her vital work
(lesson planning).

> I think this problem has been recognized among Ubuntu developers and
> hopefully things will get better in the future :-)

It may be better when I finally get fed up with the offerings and have a
few CPU cycles lying around.  I plan to learn Ruby and may have as my
first project a decent file backup system.

Michael T. Richter
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