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Expired Account on Ubuntu 14.04

my admin account on my computer expired. I set the expiry date myself exploring different account modifications but apparently forgot to reset it. I would like to reactivate it or create a new user ...
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Clone user account but change privileges

I have a fully set up admin account on my system (15.04) I daily used. For security reasons (I know I should have done this long ago, but better now than never), I want to switch over to use a ...
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How do I add an existing ubuntu user to a new domain?

Our organization is making some changes in their security model and they have created a domain server with which each machine would be linked. For this, they have created a new user on my laptop which ...
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Approximately how many people uses Ubuntu and linux in general? [duplicate]

It really interest me one thing. Approximately how many people uses Ubuntu and linux in general? Since it has cc 1,50% market share. How much downloads Ubuntu has?
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User Groups Best Practices in Ubuntu Server

I reciently decided to manage my own web server (Ubuntu/Nginx) and as best practices I went and disabled the root user and created a new one with root privileges. When I created the new user I didn't ...
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Why does running awk on /etc/passwd gives nobody? [duplicate]

When I run the command awk -F: '$3>999 {print $1}' /etc/passwd I see this: nobody tim askubuntu Why is there a user called nobody? The only 2 user accounts I have are tim and askubuntu.
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How to not put process in background when I switch user? [duplicate]

I use the root account as my working account where I cannot play sound because of the root. So I switch to my non-root user, start Youtube and listen to the music. The problem is, when I switch back ...
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I moved my home folder

I was trying to move my home folder to another account so hopefully my programs would have run faster on a new user. But apparently that did not work out well and I can not login to either accounts. ...
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how to create users on the fly

This is just a bad idea that I just had. Is there a way create users accounts on the fly? Say I have a Ubuntu vm created, and I want to give a bunch of people access. But for whatever reason I ...
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How to create a file in a specific location for every user?

I'm running an Ubuntu LTSP setup at a school with about 60 unique users. Occasionally, we need to share a document, create a directory or place a config file in every user's account. Obviously, it's ...
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Cannot get an access to one of my user accounts [duplicate]

I have two administrator and one guest user accounts on my computer. I have set password to one of my administrator accounts and forgot. Can I get back access to that account trough the second ...
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Allowing other users to use wine

I am using ubuntu 15.04. I have installed wine in the superuser account so that I can use MS office 2010. But I can't use it when I login the other normal user account. Is is possible to set the ...
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how to move home in ubuntu

I got a Ubuntu 15 VM and I am adding a second virtual disk for the home partition. I moved the old home to home.old. and have mounted the new home on the new disk. and the mount is successful. But ...
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Setting up Samba Shares with users that have different read/write permisions

I have just set up a Samba Server and setting up my shares, I have a Media Share that looks like this in the config file. [Media] comment = Media path = /Media browsable = yes read only = no ...
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Can't access my data due to low disk space

I was getting low disk space message for the past few days and so I tried to delete unwanted files and transferred many files to my external disk. My other drives(C: D: E: and F:) have around 10GB ...
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Import users from CSV file

Is it possible to import users by using CSV file? or something like a LDAP connection to import all users?
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New program development - need help

I would like to develop a new program for Ubuntu that will monitor the user's activity ,If user frequently uses a particular software "X" in certain time (like 8:00 A.M - 10:00 A.M ) ,when the time ...
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How to hide / remove “postgres” user in Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently installed postgresql. (I know very little about it, but may try it out at some point.) I noticed that a user named postgres (which I do not recall creating manually) is now listed both on ...
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How to access user's activity log

How can I get the log that says programs which are opened by user with time stamp . I would like to develop a system to monitor and give suggestions using this user activity log.
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Upstart error cd: can't cd

I have the following upstart code and it gives me the following error /proc/self/fd/9: 2: cd: can't cd to /home/sam/Website/ I tried putting outside the script block as per this response ...
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User account history showing incorrectly

I have found that in System Settings > User Accounts that if you select an account and then select the button called History (which is meant to show the login history for that account), it will ...
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How to set default account-expiration date for all new users?

How can I set a default account-expiration-date for all new users? I know we can do it for every new added user with the --expiredate, but I want that it is default and done for every new user! ...
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How can I rescue or restore parts of a user's X session or plasma config which was corrupted by a full disk?

What happened: I was downloading about 2GB of driver files when I ran out of disk space. My computer started running very slowly and eventually I had to hard reset. I'm running Kubuntu 15.04. / is ...
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Strange output when deleting user

I just added a new user to the system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server) using adduser --force-badname myNewUser After deleting it again with: deluser --remove-all-files myNewUser the system was ...
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How to add flags and/or arguments to a command in the 'sudoers' file

How would I add flags and/or arguments to allow users in the sudoers file to run certain parts of commands, such as only allowing a user to run sudo rm and not sudo rm -rf? I am using 14.04. # # ...
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Restore permission default of /usr folder [duplicate]

I ran a stupid command: sudo chown -R ngoclb:ngoclb /usr. Then I couldn't use sudo command and login to Ubuntu. To fix this issue, I using recovery mode to chown /usr to root (sudo chown -R root:root ...
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Windows domain users cannot login Ubuntu 14.04

I have an assignment that requires windows domain users to be able log in with their designated username and password, but it's not working for me. And Yes, I have enabled and configured that file to ...
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I need to make a batch of users

I had written some code that would allow me to make a batch of users based on a file with usernames in it. But it eventually went from just a few lines to about 50, and I deleted it. There has got to ...
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Ubuntu admin user privileges error

When trying to change settings in the network toolbar dropdown, I get this error: Connection activation failed (32) Not authorized to control networking.` When trying to mount a USB drive: Unable ...
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defining which user untar and make the programs for files

I have untar and compiled the source files for the software. How I know whether I was in root or user while these process? directory name includes the source file:GAMIT path: /home/sorbilene/GAMIT
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Does a user creating text file need to be in a specific place?

I've got several scripts which wont work for me but work for others. Their purpose is to add users to the system, and then assign them to groups. I wrote it as a nano bash file; does it need to be ...
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How do I print all the usernames that have same UID in `/etc/passwd` by using awk?

How do I print all the usernames that have same UID in /etc/passwd? This is my command $ awk -F: '{print $3, $1}' us.txt | sort 0 daemon 0 pepe 0 root 2 bin 2 jacinto 3 paco
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bash shell script

How do I write a bash shell script that requests the user's name, verify that it exists and, if it does, show the following information: Username: xxxx User ID: xxxx Group ID: xxxx Shell: / bin / xxx ...
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How to list users with UIDs higher than 10?

What commands can I use to display all users who have an identifier (UID) that is greater than 10?
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Administrators can change passwords of other administrators

I seems that a user set as an "Administrator" can change passwords of not only "Standard" users, but also other administrators. Is there a way to make it so that administrators (there are multiple on ...
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Creating a normal user without sudo access but with ability to switch to another admin user

User A - can't be part of sudo or admin group, ssh keys based identity setup for ssh login, can't be a guest account User B - no home folder, must have a password, can't have independent ssh login, ...
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Server - Run a program allowing it to write only on a specific directory

i'm a web developer and i need to run some third-party programs on my server. Since these programs are third-party and i'm not always 100% sure of their reliability, i would run these programs with ...
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Free Radius User Authentication

I have a question regarding Freeradius.As of right now I this is a sample of how my users are set up /etc/freeradius/users Test Cleartext-Password := "test123" Service-Type = ...
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how to delete a user from ubuntu with the same uid of myuser

There is an option to have more than one user on your linux box and use them for different task. So, basically, I used it sometime to have different instance of application for different projects. For ...
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User Groups and Advanced Settings in 15.04

Ubuntu used to allow me to change user's groups and advanced settings within the "User Settings" GUI. These options are gone now in 15.04. Where do I go to find these settings? (Using the command ...
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how to restrict time used for using computer in Ubuntu

I want to restrict the access to user accounts for employees to the working hour daily. Monday to Friday (8:00-17:00) Saturday (8:00-13:00) How to do this?! Command line and GUI apps are well ...
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How do i login to an account from another computer like windows? [closed]

How do i log into a server computer from another computer like you can do on windows?
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Disable editing account info

I have a public desktop running ubuntu 14.04 with a public account (no guest account). People can change the full name of the user through the user accounts GUI. Is there any way to block this? I ...
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How can I get a Byobu split to reload users permissions?

Having updated a users group with usermod -G <grouplist> <user> in one Byobu split, I was hoping to be able to open a new split and have the permissions take effect there.. rather than ...
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Need help installing LibreOffice 4.4 on Ubuntu 15.04

From a new Ubuntu 15.04 install: When launching any application of the LibreOffice suite the LibreOffice splash screen starts with the following error box: LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The ...
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How do I allow a user to only run the apt-get update command with sudo?

I cannot figure out how to allow a user (in this case test) to only be able to run the apt-get update command with the sudoers file. When ever I try to add the user and then test it out it still does ...
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Root access stripped off my user [closed]

I think my user id has been stripped off its root access. I can't do anything on the GUI interface, can't mount drives, can't update softwares (only partial update allowed), can't add or delete users ...
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Error while sharing a folder with domain admin account

I am using ubuntu and windows server 2008 in a virtual box. i added ubuntu in a windows domain. I have created a user account named user123 during installation of ubuntu. I can share a folder with ...
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Permission problem

I'm running a vsftpd FTP Server, where system users can login. An application that must be running with root rights, is writing files in the directory of the ftp users. I've created a new group ...
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How can I preset aliases for all users?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2. I want to make it so all users automatically have a specific set of aliases. I have my aliases set in my personal .bashrc, but I don't want to have to manually copy them into ...