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How does one read the contents of a text file located on the desktop using the terminal?

I recently failed to properly upgrade from 12 to 14 and I'm having all sorts of GUI issues with Unity, Gnome & other interfaces as soon as I log in. I'm hoping to recover my files, backup them up ...
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I want to be ROOT! Ever and everywhere!

I want a really ROOT user that can do everything. Tired to sudo or to bother with an app because dont let me open a file as root, etc... It's possible? How? Thanks Of course I know the SU and SUDO ...
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Application Whitelisting

How does an Ubuntu administrator implement application whitelisting? For example, if I create a LAMP server and I only want SSH, Apache, MySQL and PHP to be able to execute. How can I prevent any ...
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Root crontab not running

For some reason, my root cron tab does not seem to be running. Trying to reboot device every night at midnight. Should be the following as root: crontab -e Then add: 0 0 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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All file save on root partiton but not use home partition

When installed Ubuntu 13.10 i made sure /home its own partition gave it 42 GB and root partition 22 GB. now every thing save in my root's home folder but not my separate home partition.Gradually my ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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HELP I changed permissions nothing works and I got locket out [duplicate]

I ran this command sudo chown -hR root /. and now flash is disabled, chrome does not work, nothing works, I cannot even access folder directories outside of the terminal. I then logged out and tried ...
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“No root file Found error while installing ubuntu 14.10 in windows 7 PC”

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 through iso file...on my windows7 pc, While installing .am getting an error dialog box saying "No root file Found " Check the partition Menu"" But it wont allow ...
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installing software package for any user account and root user

Suppose I've two users in my system viz. USER1 and USER2. When I need to install any package for any user say USER1, I need to do "sudo su" which means root privilege. But is this software installed ...
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Force shutdown while in root mode, now not booting. [closed]

I entered the root mode to change the password but I was unable type passed username as the system wasn't accepting any commands so I directly shut down the system with the power button and now the ...
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How do I become root on Ubuntu if I need to resize the partition table? [duplicate]

The issue is that I want a application to resize my partition table. It is easy. The application requires admin. privileges to do it's operations but Ubuntu somehow is not giving it permission. It ...
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System cannot run binary file - “no such file or directory”

My problem is that my Ubuntu 14.04 can't run executable files even if they exist. I have arm-none-eabi toolchain downloaded and I wanted to run some executable files with ./ but terminal says "no such ...
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How to import OpenVPN key?

I was following this tutorial here, and I have done everything except the last step at 7:05 of the video, because my "Import" button was disabled, it was not clickable. I dont know if this is ...
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installing ubuntu on Kyocera hydro edge?

Is it possible to do, and if so could I get a dummies installing ubuntu for idiots type answer, im not a total noob but im a hands on learner and this online stuff is confusing me, thanks. ;)
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Root Partition using too much space

I'm having problems with my disk usage. My system monitor says that I have 44,6gb used. But when I run disk usage analyzer, it shows that I have 5.4gb used. My partitions are in LVM. Here some images: ...
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Gave up waiting for the root

I have installed UBUNTU 14.04 on my UEFI based system in which Windows 8 was pre-installed, recently. and I face the following problem whenever I boot from the grub2 boot menu. Gave up waiting for ...
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Quick question about users in my computer [duplicate]

I was taking a look for questions, and I started to read this thread. One of the answers says to use the command cat /etc/passwd|grep '/bin/bash', to test if there's other users in the computer. For ...
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ubuntu phone OS Installation Guide [duplicate]

Pros, I have huawei y300-151 smartphone right now running , google android os 4.2.2 , I want install UBUNTU OS on my phone can anyone provide me the rom compatible with my OS and a detailed ...
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Ugly GUI for appliction under root

When i start a program with root privilege the GUI looks like win98 and applications like: gparted, bum, gufw, mousepad looks ugly. My themes are in /usr/share/theme so it doesn't matter if i make a ...
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what does this mean in detail? -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash [duplicate]

can anybody help me with what this means: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash and explain it in detail.
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Rezising Linux Partition which contains the ubuntu OS in 14.04 LTS

I was trying to extend my / partition using ubuntu live cd after installation done before 6 months. For installing a software i needed 9GB more space in my root partition. The size of the root ...
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PermitRootLogin without-password not working

I followed the step six at https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-ssh-keys-with-digitalocean-droplets but I still get a password prompt when I try to connect to the server using ...
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su - Authentication failure; account accessible from root, not from user

I know there are tons of articles about authentication failure, but I think my case is specific. I have created groups and user oracle using this link: ...
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How do I take root permissions? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and trying to set parameters for web server. As I've understand I have to place my website inside /var/www/html folder, but I can't even create a file in ...
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Lost root access partially. Help?

(Note the downloads icon. I indicates locked, whereas others arent) I was able to access everything on my ubuntu. Last changes I made was installing Oracle java 8 and Eclipse Luna.For installing ...
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How to find the root password?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi. My problem is I cannot connect to my wifi and I cannot see my files at data. It asks for the root password to login but I don't know it.
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lightDM GTK greeter won't log in unless root

I've been building an Ubuntu distro from the ground up, and I decided to use the LightDM GTK Greeter. Everything is going good, until I decide to log in to the non-root account. If I try to log in to ...
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Ubuntu installation after windows - /root, /home, /swap

I'm still trying to use Ubuntu, so after 3 weeks and few formats I have a new windows and I'm trying to install ubuntu. I'd like to share one partition with windows so I found this article and I'm up ...
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Root directory '/' locked after using chmod

I accidentally used sudo chmod 3 / which gives a execute and write permission to the root directory, while deleting the read permission. How can I recover from this, I cannot even use sudo now.
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give temporary password to root ubuntu

is there a way to give root a temporary password? that is after a certain time or 'manually deactivate' the password will be deleted I want to give my colleague a permission to access server with ...
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I disabled root access on my server, but now I cant FTP files to /var/www/, any solutions?

Following a tutorial for Linode to host a server securely, I disabled root user. I have regular user, and I can always type in sudo if I want to make changes. The problem exists when I try to FTP ...
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Root permissions or logon [duplicate]

I know this sounds naive but, why can't I log on as root or give my ID root permissions? Why do I have to use Terminal? I mounted a drive and now want to give permissions to other PC on my network to ...
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Ubuntu shut down without using the GUI

I'm trying the "poweroff" keyword to shut down my Ubuntu. The terminal produces the following: jay@ubuntu:~$ poweroff poweroff: Need to be root How can I root my pack?
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...
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How to enable root account Ubuntu 14.0.4 permanent [duplicate]

I am working under ubuntu 14.0.4. I have an application which I did in c++. This computer in which I am working is going to be use only for execute this applications, nothing else, no internet, no ...
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Whitelist a program as admin

Everytime I run WICD (Network Manager) it requires my password for permission. I'm not against Ubuntu asking for passwords in general but everytime I log in is a little excessive. Is there a way to ...
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How to fix “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist” on new installation?

I just installed 14.04.1 on a USB 2.0 drive. At startup, I'm prompted for the encryption key, which I enter. After that though, I get the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common ...
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Cannot move files into USB; owner is root.

Long story short, I am using Tails because I was reinstalling my mac OS on my USB and I forgot two files I now have, anyways when I moved them into the USB I get an error that I do not have sufficient ...
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How to make upstart service script running under root?

To make upstart service, I do the following, which I don't know is correct: 1) creating SERVICE.conf file in /etc/init 2) creating symlink to /lib/init/upstart-job with the name of the service in ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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root in ubuntu14.04 LTS

i use ubuntu 14.04 LTS my aim is to copy file called .bully to root on ubuntu but still told me that i don't have permission to do that even my account is administrative so what can i do to have ...
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Can't run apps without sudo

I do my research and can't find anything useful, maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, nvm. if I try to run spotify for example I got "Unable to initialize the storage of temporary files" error, but if ...
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Can't put Theme on Burg boot/burg/themes, it said “Permission not Granted”

How to get permission for all directory ? Because every-time I want to put themes on that directory, it always said "Permission not Granted". I did research, but not help.
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how to rollback from giving permission to all files

I am new to ubuntu. while working on terminal unfortunately i typed the comment sudo chmod -R 777 / from root so it prints lot of lines with not permitted strings at end..but after some seconds the ...
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How to get the desired permissions while creating the files

I am using dumpcap to capture data for networking in sudo mode. It creates the file with root permission i.e. user:root and group:root. I am saving this file in /home/me/files directory and want to ...
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Installing Matlab on Kubuntu. Matlab cannot access root

when running the ./install file, Matlab cannot create it's directory as it doesn't have access to root. I've seen this asked in this post: Must I enable the root account to install Matlab? however ...
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I want to create an FTP account that can oversee multiple other FTP accounts. How should I manage my permissions and users?

I rent my own virtual server. I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and use it as a webserver. I have hosted some websites of my own on this server, as virtual hosts. I also have a few friends who I give ...
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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Supports Facebook messenger ??… How to install facebook messenger app

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS yesterday. While using facebook through browser, it asked whether to install facebook app or not. I said yes and its installed. But while trying to open the facebook ...