31165Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Grep questions
- Aug 29, 2013Good afternoon
Thank You for Email and Help.
Do Aug 29 18:36:00 2013
Am 14.08.2013 11:14, schrieb Cameron Simpson:> On 14Aug2013 09:34,
highskywhy@... <highskywhy@...> wrote:
> | > | > Well, your whole home directory should be backed up.*
> | > | > (Possibly excluding scratch areas like caches of temp files.)
> | > | *
> | > | Ok
> | > | Should I also back up the whole home
> | > | by changing for example from Xubuntu to Siduction?
> | >
> | > I don't understand this question.
> | *
> | What do I have to save
> | when I want to decide:
> | Stop using Xubuntu. I install a fresh Siduction (or SuSe or whatever)
> | and I want to delete Xubuntu.
> Step 0: back up your /home to somewhere (this can be as simple as
> copying it to a USB stick or such).
This is very important: To produce a backup
if all things do crash.
> Step 1: Install.
> You've got two basic choices here:
> If you have /home as a separate partition, you can probably arrange
> to NOT reformat it during the new install. So: during the install,
> keep the existing partitioning, and do not wipe the /home partition.
> This is dependent on the install process for the new OS.
> OR, wipe the whole machine (just install over the top, with fresh
> partitions and a blank /home) and then just restore your backup
> into /home afterwards.
The only problem is
how to backup
all other files are easy to copy to usb or dvd.
> | > A more normal pattern is that third party executables/packages go*
> | > in /usr/local or /opt depending on style, on the premise that you
> | > are installing them for all users of the computer to access.
> | *
> | Premise is:
> | Root means admin does install.
> | All users can use it.
> Generally, yes.
> | > If you are installing a third party exeutable/package only for
> | > yourself (for example, experimental or insufficiently tested software
> | > for some special purpose) you would install it in a directory inside
> | > your own home directory (such as the "bin" you propose).
> | *
> | Ok
> | >
> | > If you are doing that, it would be sensible to do as you suggested
> | > and have a "bin" for third party stuff and a "mybin" for your own
> | > stuff. Just mention both of them in your $PATH in whichever order
> | > your own policy.to make:
> | *
> | This is my question:
> | Should I declare
> | bin/mybin files
> | in $path
> | or does Linux find the executable file
> | because
> | mybin is a subdirectory of bin?
> The former. You need to name both directories. BTW, it is more common
> instead of:
> i.e. put them side by side, not one inside the other.
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