Originally Posted by El_Bartos
you just made my day
If that makes your day then I'd say be very careful
. Since you've only used Linux for a few weeks now any more exhilaration might get you hooked on the stuff :-] Before we know it' you'll be coding like a $deity...
While Linux has a somewhat undeserved reputation for its terse and cryptic manuals they do provide you with a lot of nfo as long as you're willing to read (and read and read) and know how and where to find it (as in: 'which logger', 'whatis logger', 'locate logger', 'apropos logger', 'grep -r /usr/share/doc -ie n/logger', 'man logger' or search LQ). Your distribution (do fill in your details in your LQ user control panel
) might provide basic information and then there's generic tutorials abound like Rute
you might find interesting. Same goes for scripting: search LQ and you'll find a cornucopia of scripts (or see Heiner's SHELLdorado
BTW, I forgot to mention that wrt the original topic: it's customary to treat the root account as a non-human account only for admin purposes. As such, I mean if you don't have any compelling reasons for requiring proxy variables to be set this way, you best leave the root shell environment as "clean" as possible. If you do change things do make backups so you have something to revert back to in case of a SNAFU.