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How do I make a folder or an entire drive accessible by all users, and permanently mounted?

I can not find an "All" user group, nor the "Everyone" owner.... I have read over 50 questions on the subject today of people not being able to read and write to their media weather internal or ...
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SSH users with single access directory and set commands?

I am looking for a way to have a user for instance root-1 to have access to the directory /root-1/* but not let him have access to anything before /root-1/* like /home/users/root-1/. And only have ...
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Just joind a machine to an AD domain and have seeminly lock myself out

Bit of a Linux NOOB, but followed the guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto to add an Ubuntu 14.04 machine to a Microsoft Domain, which all went OK. However, I am now ...
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How to separate two user's home directory in to different partition

I have /home directory in the separate partition. But, I have two users in my system. I want to create a separate partition for one of these user. Like partition1 : /home partition2 : /home/user1 ...
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Granting write permissions to a group to www folder in Ubuntu 14.04

I am setting up a webserver with Ubuntu 14.04. I have created a group called webadmins and added relevant users to this group, I also included www-data user as member of this group. Now I need to ...
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Now do I get super user privileges?

I am new to Linux so I need to find out how to get super user privileges so I can install Simplify3D? Thanks, Dave
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Owner of mounted folder changes when it is actually mounted

I have a folder /media/user/drive_name that is set in fstab to automount an NTFS drive /dev/sdc2 /media/user/drive_name ntfs auto The problem is that when the drive is mounted, it and all of it's ...
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Restore man user

For some dislexic reason (or haven't slept enough) I typed deluser man instead of the more common man deluser ... as you can imagine, I just deleted man user! Never happened before... How can I ...
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What is Ubuntu's automatic UID generation behavior?

I'm interested in the case where a new user is generated and no UID is explicitly given, leaving Ubuntu to automatically assign a UID. I know that by default Ubuntu will generate a UID above 1000, ...
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How to give permissions to a specific user for a folder

Well I have a very restricted folder but I want to give rwx permissions to a specific user. I already know chmod but those permissions are set to owner, group and others. Owner. Me Group. The other ...
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Admin Account Missing after 'shutdown now' Exit

So, I have been learning PostgreSQL and messing around with creating DB's, users, and switching between both with Konsole. Last night, I shut down the computer with the command 'shutdown now'. After a ...
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apache is becoming the owner of my user's files

I've got a hosting account at Bluehost, and my own server at home. Recently I moved a couple of sites off of that Bluehost account and onto my server. I'm used to an environment where I have a ...
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Deny a user the right to use udisksctl

I'm using a system based on Ubuntu 14.04 There are multiple partitions on /dev/sda. /dev/sda1 is where the system resides, /dev/sda2, ..., /dev/sdaX are NTFS partitions. There are two users admin and ...
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About multi-user accounts, multiple programs in Ubuntu

I have just been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a few days... Could anybody tell me whether: If User A logs into the computer and installs an application, will then user B who logs into the same computer, ...
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using su for a user which does not have a password

I am creating a user using useradd command in Ubuntu which does not require that I set a password for the user. how ever when I try to use su command to login as that user, su requires me to enter a ...
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How can I give koala access to /var/www/html?

I'm trying to use Koala (http://koala-app.com/) to compile sass in /var/www/html. When I try to add my style.scss file all of the files are greyed out. I've added my account to www-data. When I run it ...
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Power Management settings for all users

is there a way to set power-manager settings to all users? i.e. I don't want to create a new user and forget about disabling use-time-for-policy.
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Running Java as another user

I have a directory called Minecraft for Minecraft servers. I've set it's owner and group with chown to minecraft:minecraft. This user and group exists. /etc/passwd contains ...
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Is there a default folder for sharing files with other users?

For files that I want to share with all users on a system is there a folder where by default they have read access? If I have to create one, is there a best practice location for it?
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Permissions, owner, group inheritance?

I don't understand restrictions in terms of directories nesting. For example, /var/www/folder/index.html directories. What permissions, owner, group should every directory and file have? Is there ...
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Give user permissions for root folder [duplicate]

hi so I have installed xampp on my Ubuntu laptop and I want to give the user "John" full permissions on the folders /opt/* How can I do this? Right now you need to be root
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Diffrent sets of applications for each user

I want to try out some alternative desktops, see whats going on, but I have a annoying issue, when I install a desktop package I get all the applications and stuff that come with it just added to the ...
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Login automatically after PC goes to sleep

My user account's state is this: However, when my laptop falls asleep, it prompts me for a password when I awaken it up (by moving the mouse for example). How to avoid that?
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How can I log file access from users?

I have to give someone access to my computer, but I want to know afterwards which files he accessed... Can I create a log file for that? Is there an existing program for that? I know how to track ...
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Possible to run graphical sessions on multiple TTYs?

On a default Ubuntu (15.04) installation, We have 7 TTYs that we can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2 - F7), where TTY1-6 are terminals and TTY7 is the graphical X session. I would like to have more ...
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Run sudo commands from standard account

I've recently had an increased interest in how multiple users are handled in Ubuntu, and have hit an interesting problem: running commands as sudo from a standard account. If I run a GUI application ...
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PostgreSQL User Authorization/Configuration Issues

I've installed postgresql 9.3, but can't get any users authorized. I also can't use initdb or pg_ctl. I can't find pg_hba.conf either.
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Landscape is missing user information in web interface

We have a custom installation of Ubuntu Landscape 15.01 in our network (using the instructions from here: How do I install Landscape for personal use?), and installed several servers that connect to ...
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Command to list all users with their UID?

How can I list all users along with their UIDs? I want to do this from the terminal.
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Why I can't change my username in Terminal? [duplicate]

I started working recently with Ubuntu and changed my username. I changed the "v" tiny by capital "V", but in Terminal remains the same.
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Can I add another user to my main user group without side effects?

I'm trying to set up SSH access on my computer. I want only SFTP to be enabled, so rssh seems like an option. I have the following plan: (My default user is called sebastian) chmod -R go-w ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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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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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.