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How to create Debian packages with alternative compression methods

http://theopenhelp.com

While gzip is the standard Unix tool when it comes to compression, there are other tools available and some of them are performing better than gzip in terms of compression ratio.

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Created by gokulvarma 3 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 45 weeks ago
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How To Enable Root (Super) User in Ubuntu

http://www.junauza.com

If you are new to Ubuntu and have been using other distros like Fedora or openSUSE before, then you may find it frustrating that when you issue the "su" command it will result to authentication failure.By default, access to root account password is disabled in Ubuntu for added security measures.

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Created by linuxlooooser 5 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 3 weeks ago
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Running Complex Commands with sudo

http://www.linuxjournal.com

If you use sudo to run commands as root, you've probably run into “permission denied” problems when only part of a pipeline or part of a command is running with root permissions.

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Created by anna 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 32 weeks ago
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Use a Different Color for the Root Shell Prompt

http://lifehacker.com

Reader Chris writes in with an excellent tip that changes the prompt to red when using the root account from the terminal—as a reminder to be more careful.

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Created by leo 5 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 33 weeks ago
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Hilarious Root Cause Analyses

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Hopefully I'm not the only person in the IT world who finds this RCA spot-on ;)

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Created by eggixyz 5 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 33 weeks ago
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sudo !!

http://linuxsoftware.blogsome.com

How many times did you type a command and forgot to type sudo first ? What do you want to say when that happens ? No, not that…you might want to say : sudo !!

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Created by carlmig 6 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 14 weeks ago
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UnConfusing The Issue Of Disabling Root On Linux or Unix

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

A look at various ways to secure the root account against system users and some in-use methods that seem to cause more harm than good.

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Created by eggixyz 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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The Root of it All: The meanings of the folders in the / directory

http://kdubois.net

Most linux users know about the root directory, but many of the folders contained in / are a mystery as to their purpose. I wanted to write about this in one of my switching to linux articles, but it would have made the article far to long, so I’ve made a separate post about it. I hope this article will better prepare you better for managing your linux system, no matter what you use it for. With no more ado, here we go!

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Created by missgeek 6 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 45 weeks ago
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Keeping separate history files for users who su to root

http://moonpup.blogspot.com

If you're like me and work for a company who has many linux admins all logging into servers and then su'ing to root, you may find this tip beneficial. It is simply 3 lines that you add to root's .bash_profile which will keep separate history files for each admin that su's to root and the commands they ran. It will allow you to go back and see what the user did as root.

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Created by mads 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
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