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When asking for advice, How can I make my questions more clear? [migrated]

I have asked a few questions already, and I get at least 1 comment saying that I was unclear, or didn't provide enough information. I'm very new to ubuntu, and I'm hoping to learn and get better, and ...
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How do I let a user change the info of another user? [on hold]

I am playing around with linux security and i was wondering if it was possible to let a user change the info of some users but not others without giving them sudo. Any help would be appreciated ...
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Unix permissions - what EXACTLY is the “owner group” (note: singular)?

I'm programming a Fuse file-system. So far so normal, didn't encounter unsolvable problems (except performance). However, I read the following articles: http://linuxcommand.org/lts0070.php ...
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How to prevent user from closing applicanions

i would like to see your thoughts on this problem: i have a computer class with 5 machines, teachers will need to play audio/video files, run presentations, surf the web, have access to home directory ...
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give access right to a super user regarding other users directory when using ftp

when using ftp, and connecting with a ftp account, corresponding to a user account, it shows only the files for the connected user directory. I want to give to a specific user, the right to explore ...
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xubuntu 14.04 user file access

Running Xubuntu 14.04. I have several user accounts set up as "desktop users", but when they are logged in, they are unable to open ANY files in their HOME folder. Error messages vary, but typically ...
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Permission of files which are in a folder doesn't change from root

I had a problem with installing Virtualenv, Python3.4 and Django 1.7, so I entered as root and became successful to install them. but know I am being encountered with permission limitations. all of my ...
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Can I somehow pause all processes of an user logged in in background?

I have mainly two accounts on my 14.10 laptop: Mine (admin) and my brother's (restricted). Now when my brother is logged in and runs some applications like firefox with flash player, it consumes ...
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How to configure /va/lib/AccountsService/users/?

I know files in /va/lib/AccountsService/users/ are related to users configuration.But i can't find any documents about how to modify these configuration files. So is there any document? I even ...
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user not recognized from the recovery mode

I wanted to add my user account to another group so I booted into recovery mode and chosen the Drop to root shell option but when i type in the shell usermod -a -G aGroup myUsername it tells me that ...
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User doesn't get gksu dialog so apps just fail

I am using Ubuntu with Xfce on Android in a chroot (via Linux Deploy). When I try to run some software that requires admin/root access the GUI does not prompt me for the admin password like it does ...
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Switch user on live session gives “no passwd entry”

I cannot access my Ubuntu-system anymore (see this question). Now I'm booting my computer with a bootable-Ubuntu-usb-stick, this works and I try to access my files to keep my files on the hard drive ...
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what are the recommended “users and groups” settings for groups to be checked

As I have created new users I have noticed they have different groups selected. For example one user has its own name selected the other does not. What groups should be selected by default and which ...
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Unable to execute tdist command in ubuntu

Unable to execute tdist and tdisco command in tconcoord file. It is showing this command does not exist. I tried to install it by using sudo apt-get install, but it is showing it doesn’t contain in ...
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How could hide a user from log in screen? /etc/lightdm/user.conf doesn't work!

I created a user from this command useradd -M -N -g sambashare share And i want to hide it from log in screen, and i followed How do I hide a particular user from the LightDM login screen?. ...
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How to recover a deleted user

I recently installed the last version of Ubuntu (14.04). I had 3 independent disks: /dev/sda1 mounted on / /dev/sdc1 mounted on /data /dev/sdb5 mounted on /home I installed the last Ubuntu version ...
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How to get all user details

How can I get groups, permissions, shell, etc from a desired user from command line? There is a tool to obtain all basic data for each user?
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How to set permisions for groups?

I have a problem with Ubuntu server version. I need to set access permissions for groups (and user in group) (Sorry for my English) eg.: I have 3 group. developers managers administrators And a ...
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How to launch chromium with specific user

The chromium browser allows to have multiple users with individual bookmarks, extension etc. within chromium. Is it possible to launch chromium with parameters which specify which user to be loaded. ...
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Prevent standard users from seeing and running some apps

How to control just some apps to be available on other accounts, Not all of them?
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How do you create a shell script?

I need to create a shell script that will create a user then put it into a group. How do I do it?
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adding and deleting users problem

I have a problem with users this problem is that I can't add or delete them. When I try to add or delete them I have those logs: I searched it on the internet and I found that these problems are ...
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Do something in terminal that involve changing user [closed]

I want do something in terminal that involve changing user like: sudo su do something do something exit do something do something sudo su do something do something exit I've tried to do something ...
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What is the normal reason for changing user ID?

A little discussions alike this what is a fame of Askubuntu hints me to ask for community opinion due to this is a "multipolar" theme and adequate answer written normal English at the normal user ...
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How do I set-up user quotas limits on the file system?

I need to set-up a local file system limit of 2 - 5 GB per user. How do i configure that limit?
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How do i set password expiry for all users?

I need to set the password expiry time for ALL users at once with the terminal, or at least by group. Is there any way to do this? Without using suspicious or sketchy software/sites? Thankyou!
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Directly logged into Guest account

I have just one user in Ubuntu and that is guest and cannot do anything else. I installed Ubuntu and it directly logged me into a guest account. How do I create new accounts without proper access?
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Can't switch users anymore

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and update regularly. I have 3 users on the system. I can log in to one user, but no longer can switch to another user without getting black screen and apparent crash. ...
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Give read/write rights for newly created files inside folder for users in group

I have created a user named ftpuser and a folder for him /home/ftpuser/files I added an existing user 'auser' to 'ftpuser' group sudo usermod -a -G ftpuser auser Last, I gave group ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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How to find the running network services and the port and user

I want to find a list of all network services running on my system, including details of the port and services and the users. I know that I need to use netstat, ps and fuser. but I don't know how to ...
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Can't get to desktop after login

I need some help: I shut down my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04), forgetting I was installing software, and now I can't get to unity after logging in. I just see my background picture. Logging in a guest ...
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I'm a compete linux noob [closed]

Where is the best place to start learning/studying about Ubuntu and What topic(s) should I focus on first ?
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Ubuntu User Log In

I am not very experienced with Ubuntu and now i messed up my system :'(. I had several problems and each time i tried to fix one it get worse. First i had problems with MySQL, i had an error 2002. One ...
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Difference between Login in Ubuntu 14.04 tty1 and Initial Login

I have installed Compiz Settings Manager and misconfigured something, its consequence was all things disappeared from window other than background. I found a solution for this issue. Now problem is ...
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Can the root user change the owner of a file that he doesn't own?

My web server uses the user www-data to access/change files. This causes permission issues for php file upload etc. for files owned by root (or by any other user). I'd like to use the 755/644 ...
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I can't create a group for my users how do i do it?

How do i create a group for users i have already created on Ubuntu? I have tried several things but it won't work.
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XAMPP installed as root. How to choose a different user?

I just installed XAMPP onto Ubuntu 14.04. However, it installed itself as root instead of the user I created for this purpose. I assume that this is a BAD IDEA and would like to change this. How can ...
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Not able to create user on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I'm sorry this post is so long, but I wanted to make sure that all the stuff that might be relevant was readily available. I've been trying to create a new user account on my laptop, and, even though ...
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Add user with users-admin

I can't seem to get the users-admin command to work properly under Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. When I open it, everything looks fine, but pressing the Add button does nothing, no reaction at all. At a ...
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Looking for network surveillance tool

I sometimes use / test software that cannot be found in the apt tree. The software comes from all over the internet. When executing the software I create an extra user for this particular software and ...
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How to remove the ugly blue log in?

Due to following some guy's answer, now when I tried to log into the ubuntu, I was given an ugly blue login window: I thought I can get rid of it by setting automatic login and found some hints on ...
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How to edit read-only file in etc?

I'm a brand new user so I'm not sure of my way around the system yet. I want to change my computer's name, so I tried to edit the name in /etc/hostname, but it is a read-only file. Adding the '!' ...
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How can I restrict a user to specific command?

I will restrict my user chipi to only one executable command. I will allow him only to use ./ftprestart.sh: $ cat ftprestart.sh sudo service proftpd restart How can i do this? I searched a lot ...
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Renaming user name

I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users ...
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How can I see the list of users..?

I'm fresh to Linux , to be precise this is the first day I'm sitting before Ubuntu OS. I added users for a learning purpose & now I want to see all the users in the system. How do I see the users ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 userdel -f does not remove user

I faced with small difference in behavior of userdel utility on Ubuntu 10.04 and 14.04 and now struggling trying to fix it. I have kind of "hardening" script which should remove user via userdel ...
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How to remove a newly created user in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a user just for learning purpose how to add user using the command sudo useradd usernamefollowed by my password, the user is created successfully. Now I don't want it and running the command ...
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How do i create a partition, so all users can read wrie execute files without any permissions? [duplicate]

I have a 160 GB hard drive and i need to create a separate partition so all users can access the files (mostly music, movies, pictures), without requiring any authentication from the administrator or ...
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Strange user accounts displayed

I was following this tutorial to manage my server's users & groups : I have one group aside from the default "admin" called "guest". I used the following commands to display the users & ...