Permissions and other questions..
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Apr 29 05:10:50 PDT 2004
Killermink ! wrote:
> These may be immensly stupid questions, but here goes anyway, I have put
> them all into one mail as I don't think they singularily deserve a whole
For future reference, this is the wrong way to ask questions. In the
future, put one question per email and you'll get more answers faster
(and put a good subject line for each question) See:
> 1) Is it desirable and how do you enable certain processes to be run in
> a user account?
> Here is why, I am the only user of my machine and while I realise the
> importance of root, if i want to mount a cd I always have to su. This
> is the same for other processes such as ifconfig. As the only user I
> don't want to have to su all the time to do simple things, and as not
> being used to it, I sometimes forget I have done so and do things
> undesirable (e.,g. startx as root).
You say "certain processes" and then you describe mounting drives. I'm
going to assume that you're asking about mounting drives.
> 2) Is there a way to automount? Like when I put in a CD or attach my
> USB drive.. as they have the same command each time.
Yes. Look in the ports for the automounter daemon. I think you actually
have multiple choices.
> 3) Is it possible to have the command prompt tell you what directory you
> are in before the symbol?
> Like /usr/home/whoever# cd music
Certainly. But it depends on what shell you're using. If you're using
bash or sh (for example) you can edit the .shrc file in your home directory
and change the PS1= setting. This file has a useful example in it, and
more information is available in the man pages.
Other shells have different methods for setting the prompt. See the docs
for the shell you're using.
> 4) Is there a way in XFCE to create a launcher for OpenOffice? I
> understand it needs to be run with ./soffice but this doesn't work even
> tho I have added the directory to my PATH
I'm sure there is, but I don't know xfce well enough to say what.
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