General :: Cannot Create User Home Directories?

Jun 4, 2010

Why when I command "useradd -m barth" do I get the error message: "cannot create directory /home/barth"? It only does this when a partition is mounted to /home.

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General :: Way Of Organizing Directories In Network Mounted User Home?

Jul 9, 2010

I work on machines with different architectures, all of which share the same home directory(what is the technical term for it -- network mounting ?). Since I don't have admin privileges on these systems, I have installed programs in /home/<my_id>/bin. A program compiled for one architecture doesn't work when I login into another system. I'm thinking of creating architecture specific directories which would contain inaries/libraries specific to that architecture and creating a softlink to it t /home/<my_id>/bin. The only problem with this solution is that I can't work on two systems at the same time.

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General :: Create User Without Creating Home Directory?

Aug 28, 2010

How to create the user without creating home directory?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Samba - ADS- Automatically Create Home Directories

Mar 22, 2010

At work, using SambaKerberos and ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto, I joined my machine to our ADS network. Again using ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto, I modified both common-account and common-auth with these settings.

file: /etc/pam.d/common-account
account sufficient
account required
file: /etc/pam.d/common-auth


According the the doc, when I first log in as a domain user, it should create the home directiroy /home/<whateverdomain>/<theusername>, but it doesn't.

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Server :: [CentOS + LDAP] Create Home Directories On The First Login?

May 26, 2010

I noticed in Fedora that in Authenticate Configs ->Advanced, that there is an option to "Create home directories on the first login".I'd like to know if its possible to enable that through a text config file on a CentOS box that has ldap authentication enabled. Right now it's complaining that the home folder does not exist upon loggin with an ldap account.

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General :: Create A Backup Directory And 3 Directories Within That And Some Files Within The 3 Directories And Then Back Them Up Ot Restore Them?

Dec 19, 2009

i am in need of linux help. iam at college and i need this back/restore script to pass this final part of an assessment. i require a backup script that will not only backup but also restore files to the relevent directories. e.g. users are instructed to store all wordprocessor files in a directory named wp. so i am needing to create a backup directory and 3 directories within that and some files within the 3 directories and then back them up ot restore them. l know i should/have to do this myself by been trying to get/understand info for the last few days and came up with zero.

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General :: Multiple Users To Create Directories Over SFTP So The New Directories Keep The Same Permissions?

May 15, 2011

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www.Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data group. The www directory has an owner www-data and a group www-data.

I have used chmod -R 775 on the www folder, but after I try to create a folder test through my SFTP server (using Filezilla) the group of the directory created has only r and x permissions, and I am not able to log in with the second user user2 and create a directory within www/test due to a lack of w permission to the group.

I also tried using chmod 2775 on www directory, but without luck. Can somebody explain to me, how can I make it so that a newly created directory inherits the root directory group permissions?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Restrict Users To Their Home Directories And Allow Admins To Have Different Home Directories?

Jan 20, 2010

Is it possible to restrict users to their home directories and allow admins to have different home directories? Essentially I want users to have a folder in /var/www/html/$USER and admins to have either unrestricted access or have their root directory be ./ or /www or /etc. I have is set now so users have access to thier home direcotry but I need to upload web files as admin.

So far I have created:


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Server :: Use The NAS Storage Device To Store The Home Directories Of User?

Jun 15, 2011

we have purchased the Dell PowerVault NF 500 NAS Storage Box with Window Storage server 2003 is Installed.we have LDAP server for authentication the user in network for accessing network resources.All ubuntu users on client side use ubuntu(LDAP server )for user authentication.when a user logon on client side machine his home directory is created on client machine .

but we want to use the NAS storage device to store the home directories of user.we want to implement that ,whenever a user logon his home directory is created on powerValut NF 500 storage device so that all user data is stored centrally for taking the backup .we want to mount NAS storage device so that user uses when they login and create user profile.

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Server :: Samba And SELinux - Share The User Home Directories?

Oct 6, 2010

I'm running a Samba server (3.5.2-60.fc13) on Fedora 13 (64 bit). I want to share the user home directories and want to allow following of symlinks out of the share tree. So in smb.conf I used

unix extensions = no
wide links = yes

For SELinux I did:

setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs=1
getsebool -a | grep samba
samba_create_home_dirs --> off
samba_domain_controller --> off


However I can't follow the symlinks when mounting my home directory on a Windows machine, unless I disable SeLinux.

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Ubuntu :: Made An Error With Chmod - Create User But Don't Allow To See The Other User's Home Folder

Jan 18, 2010

I wanted to create an user but don't allow it to see the other user's home folder so I made chmod 0750 /home/folder and it worked fine so I went ahead and decided to completely forbid access to the root folder and I had the "great" idea to make chmod 0750 /, and now I'm having problems with wine and other applications, in example I used to have a folder in this address but now it's giving me errors and if I try to run some applications I got error "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal"

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Software :: Create User Without Creating User Home Directory?

May 12, 2011

i have rhel 5.2 and i want to create user using useradd command without creating user home directory and not throwing any warning/error about not creating any home directory.i have tried useradd -u "$NEW_UID" -g <gid> -d "/home/$1" -M "$1"where $1 is user name and $NEW_UID is i am throws error as useradd: cannot create directory /home/$1which i dont want to come , how to prevent this?

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Ubuntu :: Script To Create User, Directories And Site In Apache?

May 24, 2011

I've had a recent idea to have PHP take information from a form, save it to a file, which in turn is read from a local script as root (cron) which will create the user account, proper directories, add the website to the Apache sites, and reload Apache. anyone actually accomplished this before? And if so, can I get some links or some ideas to possibly help me on the process of getting started?

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General ::anything Special About Home Directory Before Users' Home Directories Are Stored There

Jun 19, 2010

Is there anything special about a home directory before users' home directories are stored there, or is just as typical as any other "empty" folder?Let me just cut to the chase, but please no ear ringing about the folly of messing around as root, particularly with directories at root level. I know it's considered stupidity, but I deleted my home directory.

Is there an easy way to restore a working home directory? I tried copying /etc/skel under root, but I'm not sure what a home directory should look like once it has been restored. Besides . & .., there were .screenrc & .xsession in my home directory when I copied /etc/skel. Are these files suppose to be in "/home" or "/home/~" or both?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Apache User_dir Mod And Home Directories - Automatically Set When User Account Created?

May 28, 2010

I want to automaticly set the group ownership of user home directories to a group that the user is not part of. This is so that Apache can be part of this group and can access user public HTML directory, but other users are not able to access in any way the files in the users home directory. What I have seen that works manually is adding the user and then changing the group for the home directory. But I want to automatically set this when the user account is created. WHat I see happening is that when /etc/skel is copied, it automatically sets the group and ownership of everything to the users default group and ownership. I've seen some suggestions on setting permissions, but these don't seem to work because it seems that users are able to cd into a directory and not list it, but if they know the file name they can access the file.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Administrator User Id Doesn't Seem To Have Root Permissions To Create Directories?

Mar 30, 2010

Need help maintaining permissions across multiple directories. Have Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. O/S installed, updated and running with no problems.Why is it that my administrator user id doesn't seem to have root permissions to create directories? I am trying to setup hosting 3 separate websites and therefore create 3 separate directories to manage all associated files for the 3 websites. Also, I am attempting to read through the tutorials located at:URL...

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Programming :: Create File In User Home In C?

Oct 14, 2009

is there a way to save/create a file with fopen so the file is in the user home directory.Normally I'd do fopen("/home/me/myfile.... but me might change from one user to another. So can I so some sort of switch so it saves to whoever is using.

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Server :: 389 DS - Cannot Create Home Directory For User Account

Jul 30, 2011

I am using NIS and I want to replace this with 389 ds. I have installed 389 ds and configured it. I could create user account from 389-console. But it does not create user home directory. Do I have to create user account and user home directory in linux first?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Create User With Encrypted Home Folder

Mar 8, 2011

I want to create a user with a encrypted home folder. I tried "sudo adduser --encrypt-home username" but I get following error "adduser: Could not find program named `ecryptfs-setup-private' in $PATH". I installed the cryptsetup package but without result.

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Server :: Samba And VSFTPD / Create Folder Rights That Samba And Ftp User Will Have An Access To All Directories?

Oct 20, 2010

I would like to configure an access to folder


for two services : Samba and VSFTPD

How to do it ? How to create folder rights that samba and ftp user will have an access (read/write/delete) to all directories in /fileserver.

My system is CentOS. I`m starting samba and vsftpd like a root (/etc/init.d/vsftpd start etc.)

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Ubuntu :: Create A User Partition And Move The Contents Of Home Folder Into It

Mar 7, 2010

Gparted shows that my dual boot laptop has the following partitions: [URL] I want to create a partition and move the contents of my Home folder into it.

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General :: Add Directories To A New Users / Home?

Mar 31, 2011

I don't quite understand /etc/skel. I know that everything in /etc/skel will effect all NEW users, and that's about it.

Basically, what I'm trying to do is add the directories "home" and "work" to the users /home directory.

How do I do this?

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General :: 'Could Not Chdir To Home Directory /home/[user]: Permission Denied'

Jan 6, 2010

I have a secondary disk which holds a /home directory structure from a previous install of Linux. I installed a new version on a new primary drive and mounted this secondary drive as the new /home. Problem is, even though the users are the same names and I can access the home directories for the users, I cannot login directly to their home directories, as I get the following error: -


login as: [me]
[me]@[machine]'s password:
Last login: Wed Jan 6 18:34:33 2010 from [machine]
Could not chdir to home directory /home/[me]: Permission denied
[[me]@[machine] /]$

Now, since the usernames are correct and the users are in the passwd file with the correct home directory paths, could it be user ID's that are different or something else? It's not as though I cannot access the home directories for the users, simply that I cannot log directly into them from a login prompt.

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General :: .mozilla Folder In Home Directories, Does This Mean GUI Is Running?

Feb 8, 2010

I am runnin CentOS 5.4 on a machine wiht 2GB of ram. of that 2GB free -m shows that 1.8 is being used. I wanted to find out what was consumign the RAM. I came across .mozilla folder in every users home directory. I am thinkning, is this machine some kind of GUI that is consuming the ram?I did ps aux | grep gnome and ps aux | grep kde but that came up with nothing.rpm -qa | grep gnome showed lots of gnome python RPM's.I am using ssh to connect to the machine and can not log in locally to see since it is at a remote location. Is there any way of finding out if a GUI is running, if so how would I uninstall it?

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General :: Create Directories From A File List?

Jun 30, 2011

I am trying to write a script to pick the directory name from a list of file. Here is a detailed picture.Have a file name LIST which contains the follwing for example/apps/oracle/product/test1/apps/oracle/product/test2/apps/oracle/product/test3I need a script that reads these line from LIST and creates foldersin /apps/oracle/product/test1/backup/date/test1 after reading the first line
/backup/date/test2 after readin the second line/backup/date/test3 and so on.

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General :: Create Separate Partitions For Directories AFTER Installing?

Sep 28, 2010

I want to create a separate partition for /home.inuxMint is *already* installed.PartedMagic be used for the same, NOW

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General :: Give User Access To Directory In Another User's Home

Mar 8, 2010

I'm developing an application in which one user must run java software that I'm compiling as another user. I wanted to give user A permission to see the bin direcory of my workspace, which is in the home directory of user B. I was wondering how can this be done? I gave the bin direcotry full read/execute premissions, but since it's in my home directory user A can't navigate to it.

I know there are a few ways I could get around the problem but they arn't very elegant. I was wondering if there is a simple method for giving a user access to a specific directory without giving access to all the parent directories. I tried symbolic link but user A still can't access it, and a hard link to a directory isn't allowed in Linux. I don't feel like making a hard link to every single file in the bin directory, and I'm not sure that would work anyways, since every recompile overwrites them.

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General :: Virtualbox - Can't Create Directories In Virtual Box Shared Folder?

Jul 28, 2011

I'm mounting a shared folder in an arch linux guest on a windows 7 host in Virtual Box. The shared folder's filesystem is ext3 and is mounted in windows 7 with Ext2Fsd. I mount the shared folder at boot with this fstab:

D_DRIVE /home/tony vboxsf rw,gid=1000,uid=1000,auto 0 0

I believe my user in the guest OS has the right uid and gid:

[tony@kiwi ~]$ id uid=1000(tony) gid=1000(tony) groups=1000(tony),1002,(vboxsf)

I can create files and remove them fine, but I can't seem to create directories.

[tony@kiwi ~]$ mkdir foo mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Protocol error

Its weird because the directory looks like its there, sort of.


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General :: If Some Users Modify/delete/create Files/directories?

Oct 25, 2010

i've been wondering how do i know if some users create/modify/delete file/directory in linux, i've been using pyinotify in python script.this script like the example from the manual:

import pyinotify, os, time


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General :: Ubuntu New User: Can't See New User In Home Directory

Jul 28, 2011

i'm new to linux and just installed Ubuntu and decided to play around with it. i just executed

Code: useradd test which supposedly creates a folder in the home directory '/home/test' but when i look in there i can't see it i also did a

Code: grep test /etc/passwd which returns: 'test:x:1001:1001::/home/test:/bin/sh' which i believe means it is meant to exist.

Addendum: I have also now noticed that when i log in and log back in i have the option to login as 'test' but it prompts me for a password which i did not set :s

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