On Tuesday 02 March 2010 08:33:07 Mick wrote:
> On Monday 01 March 2010 10:11:18 Neil Bothwick wrote:
> > On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 11:08:22 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > > We just log the fact of running sudo. The admins are trusted to not
> > > cock things up, and if they do, to not try and hide it. The philosophy
> > > is simple - if we feel we can't trust you, we would not have hired you.
> > That is sensible, if not good for your BOFH rating
> > > Editing root's history after the fact to hide your tracks is considered
> > > a heinous crime of unimaginable proportions. Anyone caught doing it is
> > > sentenced to buy cake for the entire technical team. That's about 100
> > > people. And when I saw cake I don't mean a teeny weeny jam tart each, I
> > > mean cake - chocolate filled croissants, black forest and my personal
> > > favourite: 4 inch high carrot cake.
> > I take that back
> Coming back to the OP, on a brand new installation, while on the console
> and logged in as root user, I also see ESC all over the man pages. I do
> not have this problem on older boxen, nor do I remember noticing it in the
> past. What is causing it and what is the fix?
Compare the environment between root and a non-root user when running a login
The answer should be self-evident when you have the correct data in front of
you to compare
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