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Re: Question wrt wiki.debian.org

[Hi Geoff, I'm CC'ing you because I am interested in your POV]

On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 20:04 +0200, Diederik de Haas wrote:
> On Friday 21 May 2010 23:47:06 Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> > As I mentioned, sudo isn't configured at all by default.
> > 
> > > So what's the best way to go about this?
> > > - remove 'sudo' so that the above statement is correct (assuming the
> > > reader saw the 'Root User' part)
> > 
> > Yes
> Looking at the Aptitude page now, I see the sudo words are removed, but I didn't do it (yet). 
> Somehow, I'm still listed as the last author and the last change (from diff) is the change I did make 
> (search ~Dfoo).
> How's that possible?
> Apart from that, should the possibility of using sudo be mentioned?

Well, on one side, sudo isn't enabled. On the other hand, sudo should be
configured in large organization...

my *own* opinion is/was that we should link to the "root" page,
typically using a statement like: "Execute this command as [[root]]".
The "root" page explains how to execute a command as Root in Debian (in
Gnome, KDE, Desktop, Server... the page can still be improved).

> If yes, what would be a proper way to go about that? 
> > > - prefix commands with $ or # depending on what rights are required
> > 
> > No one ever worked on standardizing this is the wiki, your help is welcome
> > if you are interested/motivated.
> Is there already a page which describes the difference between $ and #, so there could be link to 

There isn't such page. There used to be a CommandPrompt page[1], but it
was dropped because it's quality was pretty low, compared to any
bash/shell howto. The question is... who would actually read a page
explaining the difference between $ and # ;)

> Or is there a better way/your ideas wrt standardizing this in the wiki?

That could be added to DebianWiki's editor guide[2].


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/CommandPrompt?action=recall&rev=19
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWiki/EditorGuide

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