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bypass sudo for a group of commands

I need to bypass sudo for a group of commands for a certain user so the command is just executed without using the sudo
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1answer
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Give user write access to folder [duplicate]

How do i give the user 'testuser' write privileges on the folder: /var/www/test/public_html
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Additional user cannot open display [duplicate]

I'm trying to use Wireshark as a non-root user. There is a user called wireshark on my system that is allegedly allowed to capture frames, so I try to run Wireshark as him. The problem is that when I ...
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sudo mysqldump : Permission denied

I am trying to run sudo mysqldump with user account but I get : Permission denied message If I switch to sudo su then it works. The question is why sudo gives permission denied? should i give ...
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1answer
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Why no PGAdmin in launcher for standard user?

I have installed PGAdmin and it all works well. But when I log in as a Standard User on Ubuntu 12.04 I don't see PGAdmin in the launcher. I have other programs like Libre Office, Lazarus and ...
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1answer
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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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How to limit user access to selected applications?

I would like to give a user (mom and dad) only access to these 4 applications: Google Chrome Libreoffice Calc and Writer vlcplayer Of course they are locked in the user home directory. And also of ...
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Limited access accounts for a low maintenance deployment?

Forgive me if I haven't done quite as much digging trying to solve this on my own as I could have: I'm currently in Zambia, and my internet access is unpredictible and slow when it's working. I'm ...
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How to NOT become a root user? Are administrators root?

I installed Ubuntu on my PC. To log in, I use the username and password I created during installation. Does this mean I am a root user? If yes, then how do I become non-root? It looks like non-root ...
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How can I configure the guest user to only be able to run Firefox?

I realy need to give Guest user less privileges: like in older versions. Just Firefox, thats it.
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1answer
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Users and Groups No Save Button

I am trying to add User Privileges; Use modems & Connect to wireless & ethernet networks to my current & only user profile. It'll ask for my password & I am admin, but the ...
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1answer
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Customize guest Account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the guest session defaults I am using 11.10 with single user, sometime when someone wants my system i can't deny so i have to give them my pc along user ...
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1answer
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How do I fine-tune user privileges?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to fine-tune user privileges easily via a tool. However, the present version apparently only allows two levels: standard or administrator. How do I e.g. give ...
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0answers
187 views

How can I restrict changing of the keyboard layout to root users only? [closed]

Is there any way by which I can disable "changing the keyboard layout" so that only a user with root privileges can change the layout.
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1answer
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Users and Groups Administration tool - What do the options in User Privileges tab of Advanced Settings do?

How does the "User Privileges" tab in the Advanced Settings of Users and Groups GUI work? I mean this window: Does it simply add or remove the user from certain groups, or is there something else? ...
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3answers
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Disable sudo permission to user from command line

I have activated root user in ubuntu and want to use ubuntu as server with no DE. For this I want to disable sudo privilege given to first user. How can I do this from command line ? I know I can use ...
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How to create a user with root privileges in bash?

I have run the following commands: sudo groupadd -r testgroup sudo useradd -g testgroup -M -r testuser Notice the -r option, which according to the man page: -r ...