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.
I'm trying to do something like thisi created a group called www and made this group the owner of the directory/var/www/htmlso i can read and write to it.of course I've add my self to this group, but it seems i can't read and write.the syntax i used was something like chown :www /var/www/html.didn't workonly when i used chown samurai:www /var/www/html i could finally could create new file.the reason i don't want to specify the user name is because I'm thinking of a scenario when i need to give permission to a large group of ppl and don't want to do it user by user.
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?
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)...
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?
I have a real system user say 'test', created in a number of system groups, up to 3 additional groups (including ftp of course). Its set to the usual standard directory /home/test. But what if I wanted to use /home/test as their home directory but login to what would be unknown to them to be ProFTP to make them go in say [URL] or something random like that, how is this done? Just been through things like this:
I've been trying to figure out how to move /home to the other partition that exists on my computer, however it's ntfs and turns out it's impossible to move my /home there. So how do convert that ntfs partition to ext3, I don't mind loosing data that's in that partition. [url] is the partition I'm talking about. So what's the best way to do it ? If you write what commands I should use please include partition names.
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