Red Hat / Fedora :: Defining Quota For A User At Folder Level?
Jan 7, 2011
We are using Red Hat Enterprise AS 3.0. There are 100+ users connected to a single server. As the Inbox size of Mail Client (Thunderbird) for each user grows there are space constraint on the server. So I want to define a quota on mail folder for each user (say around 500 MB to 1 GB). How can I do this.
I've been able to kludge a kill script which finds the correct pid for the kdeserver (or gnome server) after my system comes up in run level 5 so I can drop back to run level 3 mode. Lots of experimentation showed me that using telinit 3 and telinit 5 would occasionally leave the video memory in a mess and I would have the black screen of death.
I set the security parameter setting to autologin for me since I am the only user of my machine, but I still have to kludge the default setting under sysconfig (the DEFAULT_WM) under Window Manager to pick a certain window manager, so it takes time to manually switch the desktop.
Right now I can leave the gui and drop back to cli, but painful experimenting showed me that killing the X server is a no no. Right now I kill the kde server, which sends the SIGTERM to the X windows manager, which then figures out that it has to shut down.
Questions: Is there a better way of doing this? Apparently openSUSE figures that we have multiple users logging into the gui desktop, so the gui is always kept running and a login window with the desktop manager option forces the user to login in. With autologin, this never happens, but no choice of desktop is possible on the fly.
Can some type of script be set up to painlessly enable this to happen? And what is the best way of bringing either the Gnome or KDE desktop manager down gracefully? I do get lots of error messages as the system attempts to recover and X shuts down. It appears that apparently the single user with autologin is left out in the cold.
I want to install a software called TinyOS which is an operating system designed for wireless sensor embedded networks in my account. The problem is it has instructions to install the software as an administrator since i'm not an admin of the department network i can not able to install. Is there any method to install this software as an user level rather than admin level.
First, I am new to linux I just finished installing Fedora 14 on a different PC which I will be using solely to explore Linux. However the first annoying problem I encountered was that I can't do a lot of things without Linux asking me for the root password. This has become really annoying, I want to stop fedora from asking for root authentication every time I want to explore something here and there.
Among the work-arounds that I've tried and didn't quite work for me are: 1. login as root on the kdm - I can login as root but because I am also encouraging my sister to explore fedora 14 she needs the same access as root too. We have our own preferences so we both need individual accounts that have same access level as root.
2. change userid to 0 (same as root) and modify groups to be exactly the same as root's groups - very bad solution, what it did was make my user a sort of "alias" for the root. It basically uses the same /root/ folder, same settings and all that stuff. Again, my sister and I need separate accounts for a more personal feel.
3. use terminal and go sudo, sudoers, etc - very bad idea, I want to explore using the kde gui. And again I want to eliminate the inconvenience of having to type things over and over again. I'd rather type the password over and over again than having to use terminal and sudo everything.
4. beesu, gksu - anyone knows how to make linux automatically wrap everything with beesu/gksu?
since we are just exploring, we are willing to trade the systems, integrity and security for the convenience of having freedom to explore everything in it. I don't care, it could blow up the pc for all I care (it's old and for experiment anyway).
This exploring linux of ours is a make or break for us to using linux. If there is no solution to this problem, we'll probably scrap the whole "migrate to linux" idea.
I thinking of making Linux recognize our user id the same way it recognizes uid 0 but I have no idea how to do this.
I am writing a php script and I need to find the total diskspace of a directory. I have used space already. I have a couple of different users with quotas Code: $path = "/home/" . ($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_USER']); $used = exec("du -c -a $path"); echo $used; Will give me the disk space used. But I need total quota for that user.
Running a server using CentOS 5.5 (yum updated, x86_64), found that when using /usr/sbin/useradd to create system user, the quota for the user will default set to 5M soft and 10M hard (on /var/spool/mail partition). As remember the default setting for user quota should be both zero when create a new user.
man useradd and quota related command and no help, had any idea how to change/set the default quota when create user.
Recently I setup a system for a non-technical user. He is only using Firefox, Pidgin and OpenOffice for about 2 hours a day. I have created a folder "/home/jim/myFiles" where he can save his document files. But Jim has accidentally deleted his myFiles folder on 2 occasions. He had intended to delete a file in that folder. Is there a way to lock the folder so that the user and create/read/write documents in that folder but not delete the folder itself?
I've got a folder called Foo. In foo, there are 20 folders called bar1, bar2, bar3,...,bar20. In each of those barXX folders there are 2 files. How can i move those 2 files up one level into Foo with one command?
I am running F10 x86_64 with Nvidia Quadro FX 3400. I installed the drivers and it worked just fine. No errors generated according to Nvidia log files. However, while in run level 5 when I try to switch to run level 3 by typing "telinit 3" or "init 3" the X server goes down and I get a blank screen. Same thing happens when I try to switch to a different tty session by <ctrl>+<alt>+F2 (or any F key for that matter). I also noticed that when I shut down my system I can't see any more the screen where services are shutting down and their status ([OK] or [failed]).
I'm sorry if this question has already been answered, here or in Google, but 5' of search didn't give me any satisfactory answer. I haver 2 users, usr1 and usr2. I have access for both users. I want to link a folder from usr1 into the home directory of usr2. That is, if usr1 has the following folder
/home/usr1/Music I want usr2 to link to this folder in this manner /home/usr2/Music/usr1
I want usr2 to have read and execute permissions over all files and folders under that link, but probably I don't want him to have write permissions.
id like to lock a user into his websites folder not his home folder. and i dont want him to be able to veiw anything outside that folder, only be able to play with whats inside that folder. is this possible?
i want make a bash panel and i want he will copy files from orginal folder to $user folder i mean when for explame i type i want install some server he say cp: cannot stat 'root/Desktop/2/files/beckup/sa-mp-steam': No such file or directory.
Not sure if this i the right forum, please let me know if I need to post elsewhere. First, here are my system specs:
HP DV 2808 250 gig SATA drive 4 gig DDR Nvidia 7150 mobile Windows 7 Fedora 12
I have my HP DV2000 laptop configured to dual boot Win 7 and Fedora. What I would like to do is mount the Windows folders, (Documents, Music, etc.) automatically in my Fedora home folders. I have done/tried the following:
I'm running Debian Lenny. When I exit run level 1 (single user mode), the system automatically continues into run level 2. I have browsed the init scripts and have yet to determine how this "magic" is performed. I would be grateful if a local guru would point me to how the scripts automatically proceed into run level 2 when exiting run level 1
I have installed Fedora 12 x86_64 and vsftpd. I would like to set up an user for FTP so that he/she could only view/edit files in one certain folder (the one that I set up). How would I go about doing that?
I am searching for a Linux user level command/utility to measure the network bandwitdth used by a specific process by usig its process id.i used different commands like, iperf, ntop, netstat etc, but it doesn't to meet my requirement. i need to observe network bandwidth used by only a specific process .
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 184.108.40.206/mmgr 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"