My thoughts on those remarks:
- Windows or Windows Server is a good example of why it’s not so bad as you say, it’s a risk, yes, but without risks you don’t learn your way of what is good or bad to do with your own server, terminals aren’t learning tools in this era of short focus span people and no patience.
- The user decides what is a Linux server, the one with GUI or without GUI, it’s up to the user. It’s useless having a narrow minded view on the subject.
- I know them, but the next person doesn’t, and sincerely I want them out of my way on setting up services, I’ll just implement a list of config files(nginx or systemd) and an editor of them and I will implement buttons to push instead of commands to type, all withing a web browser with authentication.
- Like answered above, my approach is zero commands for running essential configuration.
- Mmmm, good to know, if only there was a GUI to “enable” the “sudo …” version of such execution. Will figure out, thanks!
- For my experience, waaay to many Ops rely on the Windows Server “Desktop Experience” to accomplish they job and sincerely it’s a day and night difference having GUIs to setup staff instead of a terminal. Also mistakes happen, it’s good because if something doesn’t work you have a chance to learn from your mistakes.
- My case is of a normal person with a little and cheap but powerfull mini server running in their own houses, no need for SSH here in most cases, a web interface on the internet will suffice.
I see Eiciel as an indipendent GUI program to manage safely the addition and removal of users or groups permissions on folders or files:
And I need to start with elevated privileges with the terminal because the normal click from the programs list opens it with the current logged in user privileges, so it can’t edit ACLs of, for example, root files or folders. I don’t even use Nautilus, I use the normal PCManFM-Qt file manager, and, when needed, with the nice menu option “Open as Root” to switch to root use of the same file manager.
So if this default file manager of Lubuntu offers to run itself as root why can’t this principle be extended to other apps with a simple drop down menu option to “Run as Administrator”?
No, the users that I have in mind don’t even need to know about ACL in the first place, and neither to use it correctly but being able to follow instructions with pictures and that’s it. No “superusers” thinking here, please.
I also went to change the org.roger-ferrer.Eiciel.desktop file and added a new desktop action but after saving and right clicking on Eiciel icon I can’t see such new action, instead on right click the app is launched directly like in “Desktop Entry”. Are menu actions even supported on Lubuntu from the app launcher?