General :: Recreate A User With/without Impacting Existing Filesystem/permissions/shell?

Jun 1, 2010

I am trying to run a cron job as an oracle user. I put the user in the cron.allow file but it still won't run. Other users are able to run a cron job though. I think it's the way the oracle user was created and I wanted to recreate it. However it owns a lot of other file systems as well as the database. Is there a way to recreate or reset the oracle account without impacting what is currently in place?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Recreate A User Profile / Home Dir For An Existing User A/c?

Feb 16, 2010

what is the correct way/procedure to re-create a user home directory. For instance, on a Mac/Windows machine, i would just rename the existing user profile [home dir], and then just log back in as the user - job done. On OpenSuse/Linux, it seems it does not work that way..?! When i try to rename my home folder to say me.old via root, and log back in as me, i get all kinds of errors. Opensuse does create a new home dir, but it appears not properly.

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General :: RW Permissions On External HDD - Chmod: Changing Permissions Of `whatever': Read-only Filesystem

Mar 15, 2010

I have a problem with my external hdd, I mounted it manually and in the mount table it says ive got rw permissions. But when i try to change permissions it says:

chmod: changing permissions of `whatever': read-only filesystem.

This is my mount table:

[root@localhost ExtHDD]# mount
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)


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Server :: Add Existing Unix User To Existing LDAP?

Jun 23, 2010

I have an existing unix user that some how didnt make it into the copy over to our LDAP server. How do I add an existing unix user to an existing LDAP directory? Will ldapadd work? I was under the impression ldapadd required an ldif file to work properly.

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General :: $HOME/.bashrc Disabled When User Shell Is 'rbash' (restricted Shell)?

Jun 15, 2011

MACHINE: HP Proliant DL260G5OS: SLES 11 SP1kernel: Linux xserver #1 SMP 2010-05-20 11:14:20 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/LinuxIt is used as remote xserver in a LAN.I have configured /usr/lib/restricted/bin/.rbashrc with some environment variables but when the users logon in the system finally is executed $HOME/.bashrc and some environment vars are overwritten.

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General :: Write A Shell Script That Allows Only User 1 And User 2 To Execute A Program?

Feb 25, 2010

I've looked everywhere but I can't find where to change the default box for incoming mail, or am I on the wrong track. It's a nuisance having to change folders and I can't configure wastebin to empty on exit.And I can't get kmail to import from evolution. Do I have to go to the evolution storage and do it manually, and if so, how do I do that?

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General :: Login As Other User Using Shell Doesn't Load The Profile For That User?

Dec 11, 2009

I am using the sudo command to log on locally as another user by the following command:

sudo -u theotheruser -s
sudo -u theotheruser sh

As I see it, this initiates a new shell with the mentioned other user.However, this doesn't load that users profile from his home directory.Is there a way to automatically read the users profile when login in with selected command? I am mostely interested in getting a working prompt when logged in.

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General :: Set GECOS Field For Existing User?

Sep 27, 2010

I would like to know the command to change or add GECOS field of existing user. when i tried to find the command i end up getting this which is only valid for new user account.


useradd --help
-c, --comment COMMENT set the GECOS field for the new user account
My system details.


# lsb_release -a
LSB Version: :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: OracleVMserver
Description: Oracle VM server release 2.2.0
Release: 2.2.0
Codename: n/a

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General :: Shell Command To Find Newest File In Filesystem?

Apr 13, 2010

I'm relatively experienced with UNIX and Linux, but this has me thrown for quite a loop, and it seemed like such a simple question. How would I go about finding the newest file in a file system? I thought something like:


ls -ltr `find /usr -type f`

would work, but I seem to be exceeding the argument maximum for ls:

ksh: 0403-029 There is not enough memory available now

I thought something involving xargs might work, but I really suck with that command.

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CentOS 5 :: Connecting To Existing NFS Filesystem?

Mar 2, 2011

I have installed Centos 5.5 running in VMware on my windows PC. My PC is part of a network which connects to a Linux Fileshare system. I am wanting to connect to the existing Linux fileshare from centos. The know the fileshare is NFS and I know the IP address and directory name. I attempted to connect using the 'mount' command as#mount -t nfs <server IP address>:/<directory> <local directory>An attempt was made to mount, however it is username/password protected. I have gone through the docco for 'mount' and cannot find anyway of passing <username><password> with 'mount'. Does anyone know how? Or am I using the wrong command?

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General :: Executing Shell Script With 654 Permissions Inside Another One

Apr 22, 2010

I have this scenario, where in I'm calling a shell script inside another shell script. The only criteria here is that the embedded script will have 654 permissions and the master script should be able to execute this embedded script. The sample code is given below:

${bindir}/test.ksh -d ${dblogin} -i ${datadir} -r ${filedt} > ${tmp_log}

The test.ksh which has 654 permissions is called by the main.ksh script and when I try to run it using ./main.ksh, it fails with the error "Execute permissions denied."

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Fedora Installation :: Possible To Convert Existing Filesystem To New Ext4

Jun 3, 2009

will it be possible to convert existing filesystem to new ext4 while upgrading from Fedora 10?

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Fedora :: Unable To Add A Physical Drive To An Existing Filesystem?

Aug 15, 2011

I want to be able to add a physical drive to an existing filesystem, and PRESTO! That filesystem has more storage and/or redundancy. When one of the physical drives eventually fail, no problem, Ive lost some redundancy, I just have to install a new drive before another one fails.Lets assume I have 4 physical drives.*What Is This Configuration? *[URL]...But I am unclear how to get a logical volume that is mirrored and linear.

The last time I tried software RAID 1 (dm-x) under lvm, it was very fragile. Systemd could not start it,and then an update to mdadm put a stake through its heart. So I know that does not work.

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General :: Executing Shell Script - Setting Permissions And Providing Path

Jan 4, 2011

I've been looking around the net for executing a shell script. My basic understanding is that after setting executable permissions and providing a path (#!/bin/sh) in the first line of the script, I can type ./myscript to execute instead of sh myscript. This is not working for me. I can run "sh myscript" but not "./myscript" even though I know for sure I have across the board execute permission and my sh path is correct. I'm working on a redhat linux station.

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General :: Add New User With Same Permissions?

Oct 26, 2010

I have just installed Ubuntu on a machine at work and wondered how i can add a new user with the same permissions as the "main user"? I added a user via the "users&groups" gui but sorting permissions looks tricky.

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General :: Boot From Encrypted Filesystem Without User Interaction?

Mar 24, 2010

Is it somehow possible to boot a Linux operating system from an encrypted filesystem/disk without having uesr interaction? Background: I am preparing a VmWare Image for shipment to a customer. This image contains sensible data. The only access granted shall be via an apache server running from inside in the image.

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General :: Ssh Permissions For Single User?

Jun 10, 2011

I have a user that can ssh to every computer on our network expect for one. I verified that it has to be the account by having the user ssh from a different computer. the results were the same.

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General :: User And Group Permissions

Jul 10, 2010

I am doing rhce course but i am very confused to answer these user and group permissions.the questions are like this...the owner of the /data must be user tom.primary group of /data must be the group sysadmins.the members of the group test must be able to write and create files in the /data.the members of the group web have no access to these directory.the user jack not belong to any of these gropus must have to edit files created in /data.the user tim can only list the contents.

the questions are always like these..i am okay with sgid and sticky bit.but i dnt know where to set default acl and other permissions.

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General :: Check Whether A User Has Login Permissions?

Jul 12, 2010

I want to make sure that the user www-data cannot be used to login on my system (Ubuntu Lucid). How can I find out? - is there a command I can run against this user? (traditionally run by Apache daemon)

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General :: Give An User 777 Permissions Without Affecting Others?

Aug 16, 2011

I have a user on my CentOS server who is not part of any group, just by themselves.

How can I give that user 777 permissions without affecting any other user on the server? I have chroot off, so I can see everything, but the user cannot write.

Do I use chown?

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Ubuntu :: ~Name/.profile - Not Impacting Terminal ?

May 2, 2010

I have edited my profile for bash and it does not impact the Terminals I open in the GUI. If I open a TTY it does. How do I update for both ........

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SUSE :: No Permissions To The Filesystem?

Sep 27, 2010

I'm having a chain of problems, one coming faster than the last. Finally, when things started to brighten up - this happened:Booting into OpenSUSE 11.3 64-bit results in an error where a terminal crops up and attemps to load the kernel, however, it seemingly doesn't have permission to do anything other than load the actual kernel. It can't read the login info so none of it works, and during boot 203 warnings but 0 errors are generated, complaining about the inability to read, or write, files.The booting is customized, because the partition table is gone.Little bit of history lesson behind what happened here:I always used Ubuntu and Windows. Ubuntu was my primary OS and Windows was the secondary. Now, Ubuntu did what it usually does which is to **** up hardcore and suddenly not only suggest, but on its own complete, a partial OS upgrade, removing the kernel and various other nasties.

Recovery mode and older kernels still work, but I got so unbelieveably tired of that bothersome crap I decided I'd do away with Debian and switch to RPM in the hopes that it wouldn't do that. I also wanted to try KDE, and since Kubuntu is... well, an abomination that shouldn't have existed in the first place, I decided to give OpenSUSE a go.I try to shrink my Windows partition, but it's impossible. Some kind of important system file has been located at the very end of the partition and it resolutely refuses to move. To fix this, I get EASEUS Partition Master to shrink it. This works, but it also corrupts/deletes the Partition Table so that ONLY EASEUS Partition Manager can now read it - not even Windows' built-in partition manager works anymore. In order to solve it, I can pay $55 for another program called EASEUS Partition Table Recovery Tool.Haha, yjeah - not gonna happen.

However I don't really notice this until I plop my OpenSUSE 11.3 DVD into the computer and start installing, and notice the complaint from YaST2 that it can't give me a decent suggestion because it can't figure out what the hell's on the drive. Manual specification still works, however, and I manage to install it, only to have YaST2 complain at the end yet again that it was unable to install GRUB. Rebooting throws me directly into a command prompt.So I spend days figuring out how to work it with GRUB and finally figure out how to find the UUID's manually and specify a GRUB2 setup that I then manage to chainboot Windows 7 and boot into both Ubuntu and SUSE.All of it works fine, except SUSE, which has this quite horrific permissions problem, despite SUSE being the root of the file system and Ubuntu being mounted inside a home directory of the SUSE partition (incase that has any effect) - although the two user accounts have the same names and passwords.

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General :: Understanding Ubuntu User / Group Permissions

May 20, 2010

I'm beginning to deal with more than one user on my system (it's a VPS serving some sites) and I need to make sure I understand how group permissions work. I have an account named "admin" .. it's basically the primary account that is used for serving most of the sites that I control myself. Now, I added a second account named "Ville" as one of my users wants to be able to administer that site. So, I can do this the easy way and just chown their domains folder under the ville user, they have permission to do whatever they need be and so forth. However, let's say I want to also give the admin user access to the files (modifying and all) .. how can I put both users into the same group and give them both permission?

I've tried doing:
sudo usermod -a -G admin ville
To add the ville into the admin group, but ville still cannot edit files by admin. Permissions for the primary directory for the ville user are read/write for both owner and group, and the current group for the files is admin:admin ..
But ville still can't write into the directory. So, what should I be doing here to get this right and secure at the same time?

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General :: Setting Permissions For Specific User And Groups?

May 25, 2010

i wonder, why nobody has written about it ...

How can i grant permission for files to specific user or specific group ??


We have 3 groups: "g12" ("u1" and "u2), "g34" and "g56".

"g12" should only read the file.

"g34" should write and read it.

"g56" should have all permissions (rwx).

And others should not access the file at all.

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General :: Shared FTP Directory - Separate User Permissions

Mar 30, 2011

I am trying to setup 2 individual FTP users. They should both have access to the same directory. They both need to be able to read/write into the directory. But, I want them not to be able to write to each other's files (e.g. delete, remove, rename, etc.).

So let's say the shared directory is: /home/ftp/shared/

UserA needs read/write access to /home/ftp/shared/. UserA should only have write access to his own files. UserB also needs read/write access to /home/ftp/shared/. UserB should only have write access to his own files.

It would be a unix box of sorts, but that is the only restriction. I could use whatever software. I am currently thinking pure-ftpd or vsftp but I am open to all ideas.

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General :: Unable To Change The User And Root Permissions?

Mar 23, 2011

I was unable to change the permissions for root node and for other users also. WE have tried all the possibilities like chmod and chmod -R 777 filenem. But we are unable to change that.

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General :: User Permissions Vs Rights In System / Difference Between Them?

Aug 9, 2010

What's the difference between user permissions & users rights in linux.

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General :: Permissions - Way To Update The User/group Properties Without Having To Login Again?

Mar 22, 2010

After I edit /etc/group and I add a user to groups it didn't belong to, the user will not be able to use it's newly acquired privileges unless it starts a new session. Is there a command to refresh user/group properties in an ongoing session?

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General :: Possible To Bypass NFS File Permissions By Using A User-space NFS Client?

Jul 4, 2011

There are some user-space based NFS clients (e.g. NFS Client library). Can I bypass file permissions by using such client? code...

Client1 uses usual NFS client (kernel-mode based) and user1@client1 can read only file1, but not file2.
As I understand, client1 sends uid in nfs request, server1 do a permissions check based on the request data. So, I suggest this is possible to have a client2:

Client2 uses user-space client, and hacker@client2 knows uids of user1 and user2; If he wants to read file1 he can send uid of user1; if he wants to read file2, he sends uid of user2.

Is the scheme possible?

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General :: Permissions - Mount Device With Specific User Rights?

Aug 8, 2011

How can I mount a device with specific user rights on start up? I still have some problems figuring it out. I would like to mount the divide with uid=1000 and gid=1000. My current entry to the /etc/fstab/ file looks like this:

dev /var/www vboxsf rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, async, uid=1000

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