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Close terminal for multiple users [duplicate]

Let's suppose I run the terminal as <username>. Then I switch to root: su - root and then back to the <username>. So I was wondering if there's some option (or some other command) for ...
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help with understand [duplicate]

im a beginner with linux terminal and I'm trying to understand why i can't access to root file even I'm using sudo command line: pwd = / sudo cd root result : sudo: cd: command not found anyone ...
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How do I copy files that need root access with scp?

I have an Ubuntu server to which I am connecting using SSH. I need to upload files from my machine into /var/www/ on the server, the files in /var/www/ are owned by root. Using PuTTY, after I log ...
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How to come out of root user?

I just gained root access following steps from the http://www.wikihow.com/Become-Root-in-Ubuntu. My prompt get changed from $ to # sign, indicating I have root access. Now I have come out or log out ...
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how do i copy my ssh public key to a new user ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question has been asked before, but i cannot find it anywhere here or on google. I set up public/private keys, imbedded into my VPS server successfully, it fully works using putty and ...
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How to prevent sudoers from changing the root password unless they know the current root user password first

I want to give a developer sudo access, but giving him sudo access would potentially allow him to change the root password and lock me out of the server. I just created a demo account, added it to ...
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superuser. What is it? and how do I get that premission?

I'm attempting to manually configure dpkg due to package manager warning. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. I enter the code. 'dpkg ...
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Give web sever directory full permission [duplicate]

I managed to change DocumentRoot directory form /var/www to /home/user/www and working fine except the problem that I can not copy/paste or even delete any file without root access. Since I use SASS ...
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Can you make `su` require a password, even if called with sudo?

So, I recently secured my root log-in and all sudo requests with 2-factor authentication. However, I noticed that if a user with sudo access that does NOT have 2FA enabled could easily sudo su and ...
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adbd cannot run as root in production builds

I am trying to install Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus, but it says adbd cannot run as root in production builds. I tried a lot of stuff, including a few instructions from Ask Ubuntu, nothing helps. ...
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How to run programs as root user without using Terminal

I want to run the programs as root user without using the terminal command line, is that possible to do like that? if yes tell me please. Thanks.
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Increase the root partition size on Ubuntu Server 14.04

How can I increase the root partition size of a virtualized Ubuntu Server 14.04 using the CLI?
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Is it safe to change ownership of all files in “/root” folder to “root:root” recursively?

I mistakenly ran chown -R buttle:butkus *;chown -R buttle:butkus .* in the /root directory. I killed the command but it definitely changed a lot of files' ownership before I killed it. So a lot of ...
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Ubuntu Live Cd Security [duplicate]

I am new to Linux so i have some concerns regarding live cd . If i can log in the system with the live cd and get root access then any on can do the same , so my question is how to stop anyone using ...
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Passive Root Usage Program/File Type [closed]

As opposed to my previous phrasing asking quite simply Fastest Way to Give a Virus to Ubuntu?, this is re-phrasing it into a question that it inside the boundaries of the help center. I would like to ...
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Hide files from root in ubuntu

My question would be a little bit silly, but who knows because linux is a very rich and sophisticated OS. Is there a way that a normal user in ubuntu can hide some files from root ? I know that the ...
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Security risks with fakeroot?

Is there a security risk having fakeroot installed on my system? I can't find much more than was is provided in the manpage.
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Add two root users during installation during installation + managing it - Ubuntu server

I would like to ask you all, that is it possible to enter some kind of script before entering the setup screen to be able to add 2 root users instantly. I am at the beginning of creating 190 virtual ...
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Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could ...
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How to install ROOT cern on Ubuntu 15

shinee@shinee:~/Downloads/root$ sudo apt-get install libx11-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package libx11-dev is not available, but ...
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Changing the color of root prompt in terminal [duplicate]

If I'm going to edit the bashrc file, where do I place the color codes to change the color of the root prompt (and not the normal prompt)? I already have the color for normal prompt changed. But when ...
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How to run Vmware player as root?

I want to use a physical disk in Vmware Player. To do that i need to run Vmware Player as root, how do i do that ? I have tried to start it via terminal but no luck. I have tried to start it via ...
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root shell bash commands not working

I attempted to change my sudo password(I removed myself from sudoers list by mistake). I tried following. In recovery mode, I dropped down to root shell. It is still asking root password. Ctrl D ...
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Why do I get a “cannot execute csh…” error when I try to “sudo su”?

I get this error when I try do sudo su reputa@reputa:~$ sudo su Cannot execute csh: No such file or directory sudo -i is working fine but I want to use sudo su. How do I make it happen?
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How to change root password back to DEFAULT [duplicate]

I already set-up my root password in Ubuntu. But for some reasons now I need to set it back to default as when Ubuntu is freshly installed. I no more need my set root password. How can I set it back ...
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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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Running SRSRoot in 15.04 (.exe file)

So I installed SRSRoot on 15.04 with wine, and when I try to open with wine, it just loads for about 5-10 seconds and doesn't open. This has happened with a couple of other .exe files. What's causing ...
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How can I increase the size of Root Partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS along with Windows 10. I have dedicated 10GB for root directory and now I want to resize the root partition. How can I resize the root?
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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Why is there no option to login as root?

Why does Ubuntu not allow the GUI users to login as root at the time of system start up like administrator in Windows? Why they are restricting us to login only through the terminal?
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How to limit users that can use root command

On an Ubuntu workstation with multiple profiles, how do you limit root access to specific profiles.
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How to run applications as root?

I am having some strange issue with Kate and Kwrite. When I click on Open File, it crashes with segmentation fault. I am a complete newbie to Linux, and I think the issue is that I am not running ...
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Softaculous Ampps and Webuzo not working

I was pretty hasty in doing these installations, so I can't remember the process completely, and can't find the instructions either. But the chmod was involved. I found them both under /usr/local/ I ...
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What does root not own?

Root does not own the /home/* folders, but what other folders does root not own?
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Must I enable the root account to install Matlab?

I'm trying to install Matlab R20112a on Ubuntu. My problem is: I get access to the installation gui running ./install from a terminal, but the installer fails when it tries to write on the folder ...
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How do I run gparted as root?

I installed gparted to use for partitioning my hard drive so ubuntu is my only os but when I tried to run gparted, it told me that i have to be root but i am root as far as i know how do i know for ...
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Cannot ssh as root to my virtual machine

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine to which I can ping perfectly from my host. I created a root password and I can use it normally too. I also changed the ssh-conf file such that root login is ...
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I have no access to my Internal hard drive or the root file(if that matters)

I overwritten windows and am all in on Ubuntu. I have 2 issues or at least one issue and one question. My Ubuntu won't give me access to one of my Internal hard drives. - Luckely the small one. ...
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SFTP access and editing files outside the home folder

I would like to be able to edit all files on Ubuntu server 14.04 using Filezilla and SFTP. Is there another way to do that except connecting with root user ? If I connect with other user, then I ...
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sudoers_policy, 'sudo' doesn't work?

When I open a terminal and type sudo in order to install or remove applications, it shows: sudo: error in /etc/sudo.conf, line 0 while loading plugin `sudoers_policy' sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so ...
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Trying to execute a process with pkexec asynchronously and get 'Refusing to render service to dead parents'

I'm trying to execute a process as root from my application that runs with regular privileges using pkexec. When I invoke pkexec synchronously everything is fine but when I run it asynchronously with ...
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I need root to run ./a.out (C) program [duplicate]

cd /media/k4li/data2/C gcc program.c ./a.out running ./a.out: bash: ./a.out: Permission denied if I enter sudo ./a.out i get: sudo: ./a.out: command not found
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Problem removing packages [duplicate]

I was trying to remove package with autoremove command & i got this error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Ctrl-Alt-t opens root terminal instead of normal terminal

I installed Terminator and made it my default terminal with this solution, but now Ctrl-Alt-t opens Terminator as a root terminal. How do I get it to open Terminator as a normal terminal?
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Emails to root go to root@localhost and BCC my aliased address

I've configured postfix to send through my gmail account. My /etc/aliases looks like this: postmaster: root root: my-email-address@gmail.com When I test this using the following: echo test | ...
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How can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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Why does alias in /etc/bash.bashrc not apply to sudo?

I've added the line alias ll='ls -l' to the /etc/bash.bashrc. After a restart, the alias ll from that file affects me, which I checked by commenting out the corresponding alias in my ~/.bashrc ...
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Ubuntu Touch NGM dynamic Fun

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my touch NGM Dynamic Fun. I followed the official directory of ubuntu: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/ I ...
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Are the /root directory contents the same as my main user if there's only one user on the system?

The root directory is indicated by / and contains the other directories within it. This also contains a directory called home, which lists the only user on my system, sridhar. Now there is another ...
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I entered “sudo chmod 770 /” on terminal. Is it fixable?

I was trying to deny permissions to access the root folder to all non sudoers, and had the (NOT) brilliant idea to run sudo chmod 770 /. Now I get permission denied for all commands. I am running ...