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Old 05-20-2016, 06:47 PM   #16
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I am not stating you are doing something wrong, just clarifying that usage of some system commands improperly by a normal user can be catastrophic. There are reasons for security for system commands from that user so as not to do any damage. Most Gnu/Linux do provide the means to prevent actions or at least limit permissions so that users do no damage. Just clarifying that everyone should be aware of the potential hazards done by the unknowing users.
Hi...

I understand that part of it, I just don't understand what hazard there would be if I'm requesting information that does not give the user root access (or the ability to make changes) to begin with.

EDIT: There's at least one distribution that I know of that logs in as root by default and there are probably others. In these cases, absolutely, I could see how your point would apply. In what I wrote above, I was thinking of Ubuntu only. In those cases, which I think are quite rare, how should I go about getting the information from the commands I've listed above?

Thanks again for trying to help.

Regards...

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Old 05-22-2016, 08:33 PM   #17
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@ardvark71, just a word of advice: let the Wookiee win. It's how I ended up getting banned from http://fedoraforum.org/ (with the help of a couple trolls calling me a "Mac fanboi").
 
Old 05-23-2016, 09:52 AM   #18
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@ardvark71, just a word of advice: let the Wookiee win. It's how I ended up getting banned from http://fedoraforum.org/ (with the help of a couple trolls calling me a "Mac fanboi").
Hi...

Thank you for your thoughts. I wasn't looking for an argument, just to understand what onebuck meant and where, perhaps, I was wrong.

It's been a while since I'd seen the first Star Wars, the movie came out when I was 5 (almost 6) years old.

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