General :: Rsync Command Inserting User Home Directory?
Apr 7, 2011
Why would rsync insert a user's home directory path in variable expansion when run via cron, but not when run manually. The gory details... Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 6) Linux 2.6.9-67.0.20.ELsmp The script (parts anyway, and simplified)...
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.
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.
Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit I ran following command to change username; # usermod -c "Real name" -l new_username old_username but forgot adding -m option to move the contents of the old home directory to the new home directory. Therefore; # ls /home old_user_directory
I must to give ssh connection to own customer. So I want to lock ssh user on own home directory. It is not necessery to reach other folders. I know that ftp user can lock on own folder but I don't know how to lock ssh user.
Is there a way where i can chroot their user home directory, lets say the user login on linux box /home/user, what i wanted to do is to chroot /home/user where user won't be able to browse the filesystem which is /. Tnx
How do I change user's home directory, because right now everything saves into File System and it's almost full(I got windows and Ubuntu installed in the same partition), while the other 120Gb filesystem is unused..
This may be a rookie mistake, but I created a user (new user) in Linux on a Ubuntu system and didn't actually create the home directory for this user. Now, when I log in, it says there are problems... If I delete the path home/<new user> and try to log in the system tells me I can use root as home directory but I will likely experience problems, and then it won't let me log in. What is the best way to create this directory with the appropriate permissions? Should I just create another user and delete this one?
Ubuntu 10.04. As part of my nightly backup script I archive my home directory with the following command tar -cvpzf /quitelarge/_mirror/mirror1/home-ken.gz /home/ken 2>> /quitelarge/_mirror/tar-error.log
It seems to work fine and I have recovered files from the archive on occasion. Actually I keep 7 rolling daily backups and a monthly burn to DVD. I had an sftp connection made by Nautilus to my server. Ubuntu for whatever reason places an icon on the desktop showing the connection. When I ran the script it decided to archive everything on my server - all 1.4 TB. I caught the problem when home-ken.gz was about 5 GB. I stopped the process, closed the sftp connection, rolled back the backups and tried again. This time I got a file of the expected size - about 45 MB.
In the error log I did find that the tar process was trying to suck the entire contents of the server into the archive file. tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/asound/ICH5/pcm0c/sub0: file changed as we read it tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/asound/ICH5/pcm0c: file changed as we read it tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/asound/ICH5: file changed as we read it tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/asound: file changed as we read it tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/scsi: file changed as we read it tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/acpi/event: Cannot open: Permission denied tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/acpi/fadt: Cannot open: Permission denied tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/acpi/dsdt: Cannot open: Permission denied tar: /home/ken/.gvfs/sftp for ken on taylor10/proc/irq/21/smp_affinity: Cannot open: Permission denied
Is there an option I can place on the tar command to tell it NOT to follow the ssh connection which is sitting on my desktop? The closest thing I see in the documentation is -h which tells tar to "follow symlinks; archive and dump the files they point to." I am NOT specifying -h so if the ssh connection is treated as a symlink by tar I would still not expect the remote contents to be tarred.
created a user but i forgot to change the home directory permission.so after user created when i go to the user and group mangement i cant see that permission filed related to the home permission directory.my purpose is to stop accessing other user to my home directory,how it can be possible??
I need to write a script to report useful information on disk utilization for each user's home directory.For each directory I need to show: 1. the long listing of that directory entry (but not the files in the directory), so that I can see the rights and owners of the directory.2. The amount of disk used by that directory, in human-readable format, including subdirectories. I need to have two lines for each user one after the other. For example:
/home/user1 directory info /home/user1 disk usage /home/user2 directory info /home/user2 disk usage
The script will assume that all users, except user root, have their home directories in the /home directory (no need to do anything with the /etc/passwd file). And if the administrator adds or removes users, the script should still work correctly (so the script shows the information for all current users).
Here's what I do know. The command "ls -ld /home/user's_name" will give me the info I need for #1. And the command "du -hs" will give me the info I need for #2. What I don't know is how to grab each individual directory in order to apply the above commands to each of them in order. ???
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 calculating.it throws error as useradd: cannot create directory /home/$1which i dont want to come , how to prevent this?
I have an interdependent collection of scripts in my ~/bin directory as well as a developed ~/.vim directory and some other libraries and such in other subdirectories. I've been versioning all of this using git, and have realized that it would be potentially very easy and useful to do development and testing of new and existing scripts, vim plugins, etc. using a cloned repo, and then pull the working code into my actual home directory with a merge.
The easiest way to do this would seem to be to just change & export $HOME, eg
cd ~/testing; git clone ~ home export HOME=~/testing/home cd ~ screen -S testing-home # start vim, write/revise plugins, edit scripts, etc. # test revisions
However since I've never tried this before I'm concerned that some programs, environment variables, etc., may end up using my actual home directory instead of the exported one. Is this a viable strategy? Are there just a few outliers that I should be careful about?
-the command to copy the file Practice.txt to a new name of Myfile.txt while in the home directory-found -command to create a directory in the home directory-found -say i just created a new directory called "test". whats the command to delete the test directory.-found -command to create a blank, text file without using an editor. -the exact syntax in Linux you would need to rename the file to a new name-found
When I log on a root and attempt to issue the command Freshclam to upgrade the virus definitions it attempts or create a new file with a definition name. I get a message stating that the directory isnt writable. The user and group access rights are as follows:
USER = read, write, execute Group = read, write, execute All= read, execute.
The only way I can get around this is by applying a 777 which would be read, write and execute for all. Now, I have a group define with several user ids in it including Root.How do I connect the group with the directory/file so I dont have to apply a 777 access right to group users could issue the Freshclam command.
iam learning to setup a NFS server with fedora14. I have gone through couple of materials for this topic. I have a doubt. Say if i have user1 till user5 on my NFS server with their home directory under the /home and the /home directory is shared. If user1 logs into a client machine then will he be able to see home folders for the other users or just his own home folder. Because in the /etc/exports file there was an option saying "subtree" and according to my understanding this means that the subdirectories under /home will also be shared. Does that mean all the users should be able to see all other users home directory and its contents but not read/write?? Correct me if iam wrong.
I am having problems setting up SFTP on a Red Hat server to clamp users down to their home directory. I have created the user, removed /bin/bash login shell and replaced with the below in the passwd file. The user can login by sftp but can browse around the server and download any files apart from other users file. Have also assigned the user over to the sftp user group.
Code: SFTPUser:x:515:515::/home/SFTPUser:/usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server Added following section to file - /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Code: Match Group sftp ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTcpForwarding no
I am using ubuntu and mysql.I have a list of many .sql files, like 1.sql, 2.sql, 3.sql ... 100000.sqlI need to insert them into the database mysql mydb < *.sqlGives me: -bash: *.sql: ambiguous redirect