Bug 117129

Summary: wb 2, ch 6: Example implies root access
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Academy Reporter: Johnathan Kupferer <kupferer>
Component: RHA030 CurriculumAssignee: Bowe Strickland <bowe>
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED QA Contact: Bowe Strickland <bowe>
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Description Johnathan Kupferer 2004-02-29 04:56:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
Workbook 2. Filesystem Basics
Chapter 6. Examining Files
Examples: Example 5. Monitoring Multiple Files with tail

The example shows root running "tail -f messages secure" in /var/log,
but my understanding of the course structure is that the students
won't have root access on their machines at this point and won't be
able to try this example.  The only logs I see that may provide a
reasonable substitute are the access_log and error_log in
/var/log/cups.  Of course, the students haven't seen printing yet, so
those are bad examples too.  Ony other way I can think to show tail -f
in action is a contrived "echo 'hello' >>file" example.  Maybe it'd be
best just to put off showing this feature of tail entirely.

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Comment 1 Bowe Strickland 2004-03-10 14:24:41 UTC
My thoughts:
1) it's important feature i'd like to introduce early
2) i don't want to show an artificial situation
3) its an example, not a question or a lab exercise

for now, i'm temetped to leave it, but i'm open to a good solution of
one comes along....