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4:43 PM
@Zanna I've been away from the site for a few days except for short(ish) bursts of reviewing, but I think it's time I finish writing that Q&A. Do you want to see the most recent draft? I do not like it very much and I might throw out most of the changes since you last saw it, so I'd be interested in your input.
It would be easier for you to give input if I kept working on the section I might totally throw out. But since I might totally throw that section out... :)
 
sure, yes! I may be afk on and off
 
Same here. I was going to say, "now I will finish" but I realized that might be wrong and said, "I think it's time I finish" instead. :)
For years, Ubuntu has [shipped a patched version of `sudo` that preserves `$HOME` by default][1]. Besides Ubuntu and its derivatives, [very few other operating systems (perhaps no others) do this][2]. It has been [**decided that this causes more problems than it solves**][3], and [starting in Ubuntu 19.10][4], `$HOME` is no longer one of the few environment variables `sudo` preserves.

In terms of *what* the change is and how it affects users, the key points are:

- **As of Ubuntu 19.10, <code>sudo *command*</code> does what <code>sudo -H *command*</code> does in previous releases.** It can
 
5:20 PM
I don't know how valuable the detailed rundown of the history is.
Normally I don't explain changes to Ubuntu in ways that include that level of detail.
I'm just not sure the historical behavior will really make sense without those details.
 
5:50 PM
it looks great!
the most important stuff is at the beginning
if I just want to know what it's all about, I only have to read the first paragraph
 
It may get long.
 
if I have questions about what to expect, it's in a nice list
if I'm curious about the story, I can read on
 
Btw thanks for reading it!
 
@EliahKagan that's not a problem
 
The post may get long, is one of my concerns. Sorry, I already said that.
 
5:52 PM
@EliahKagan sorry it took so long
 
@Zanna That was... a quite short time.
I was afk for almost all of that time.
And shall be again now! (bb soon)
:)
 
haha :)
 

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