[lug] cp and rm

Holshouser, David dholshou at ball.com
Thu Aug 2 10:12:26 MDT 2001

I can't get an X connection to a linux or kde box right now (work, firewall)
and so can't really check it out first. I remember using a kde usermanager a
while ago and found it to be a pretty decent tool.
I think it is kuser.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David [mailto:dajo at frii.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 8:58 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] cp and rm
> Thank you for your last reply Tom.  Here are a few comments and an
> exercise - if you feel up to it 8-)
> >> case, it isn't hard.  This is a longstanding bash bug of an obscure
> This particular thread came up because my bash archive function, used
> for a long time, failed to work under RH 7.1.  From my point of view
> this problem is not longstanding - another wrinkle.
> >> So, when I find a bug in free software, I make a real attempt to at
> >> least report it.  It might be a trivial bug, and chances 
> are fair that
> >> it won't be addressed.  But I still report it, because for 
> me that act
> >> is an important part of operating in a free software community.
> A lot of us feel that way.  And I am really pleased that you wrote
> that on this list.
> This came from your reply to Ferdinand:
> >> I thought we got rid of linuxconf.  I've only ever heard bad things
> >> about it.  I mean, I literally have never heard a good comment.  I
> >> have never used it myself.
> I had to laugh at this.  I have had a hard time with tools in Gnome
> and KDE (see below), so I loaded linuxconf (the devil I know) to get
> the job done.  Normally I use fvwm; but with system administration
> stuff I like to use the provided tools in order to maintain integrity
> of the system.
> Exercise:
> I loaded RH 7.1 and then wanted to add a user.  I could not work out
> how to do it in Gnome or KDE; I just could not find a mention of
> "user" in the documentation I looked at.  I am sure that it is there,
> perhaps staring me in the face, but I could not find it.  Oh, now I
> think that I found one possibilty, but nothing happened when I clicked
> on it (note).  I ended up loading linuxconf to do the job.
> So the exercise is to add a new user using a new group to your system
> using Gnome and/or KDE tools.  Of course, you must enter into the
> spirit of this: if you know how to do it then you must ignore that and
> just read the documentation and menus, no editing of /etc/passwd.
> dajo
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