Re: [Nolug] Nine traits of the veteran Unix admin

From: Gilberto Martins <>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 16:24:23 -0300
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1) Well, I think sudo should always be used. Not only 'cause it is safer (I
do not agree with "but also causes you to not think through your actions
fully"). All sudo commands will be logged through syslog with rich details,
such as:

Aug 6 10:20:54 p009909 sudo: gmartins : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/gmartins ;
USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java
java /usr/lib/jdk1.7.0_25/bin/java 1

Also, you can create groups of users with sudo, and list which commands
they can use, as root. Once one "sudo su", he will be able to do anything.

3) "To the uninitiated, even the most innocuous regex looks like the result
of nauseous keyboard. To us, however, it's pure poetry."
Great sentence ...

4) Correct. But by Angry Birds ...

6) It also means we never think that a problem exists until we can see it
for ourselves.
Deeply true

7) we need to know the absolute cause of the problem!!!

8) If the problem occurred once and was "fixed" by a reboot, it'll happen

Good Text!

Gilberto Martins

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