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how to view command history of another user in linux?

Can anybody show me how to view command history of another user? I am an admin on my machine. I can see normal history by viewing /home/user_name/.bash_history but i can't see commands of that ...
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Installing multiple versions of a shared library

I am running ubuntu 10.04 and I want to use tmux 1.6. tmux has a dependency on libevent 2. My solution was to compile libevent2 and drop into /usr/local/lib then compile tmux against this lib and ...
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How to save a drive's partition to a file in Windows?

I've got an usb drive with several partitions, ntfs, exfat and ext3. I would like to extract the ext3 partition to image.bin file to be independent. How could I do that in Windows?
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Prevent other Admins from accessing my computer

My Scenario I'm a developer, working with other developers in an enterprise environment. We all have administrative powers on all computers in the facility. We pull little pranks on each other some ...
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how to properly remove an administrator's account from server

We have several administrators on our Debian servers and one has left our company. In leaving, he removed his own account. He was the first user on a bunch of our systems, so now any files that he ...
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Inventory file parameters not being used in Ansible

I’m trying to get Ansible up and running for the first time. For some reason, the parameters I have added to my hosts file are not being used when I run a command like ansible all -m ping It tries to ...
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What are reasons to disallow ICMP on my server?

An EC2 Instance has ICMP services disabled by default. While it's not totally clear to me why, I think it's because it could be a potential security risk. At the moment I'm enabling Echo Responses ...
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How to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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I cannot su - into my root account from a normal user

I can't switch normal user to root and I get following error: [user2@server1 ~]$ su - Password: su: Authentication failure I know for a fact that password is correct. Also permissions on my ...
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systemd-networkd update of network configuration

I'm new to linux set-up and currently struggling with following problem. I know I can set network adapter to use specified IP address or DHCP by creating /etc/systemd/network/*.network config file and ...
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Homegroup Administration

At my house there are a number of computers that I would like to remotely administer. For example the following devices are present: Windows 8.1 Professional (64 Bit) Laptop Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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change the regional settings of the network service account without changing the system account

Anyone has an idea how to do that: Change the regional settings of the network service account without changing the system account I know that there is the copy option on the regional settings but ...
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Same password in different linux machines

Perhaps this is old. How do I do to manage the same passwords in different linux machines for the same list of users? I was told that copying the /etc/shadow for every user in the new machine would ...
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How to interpret the output of ipconfig/all?

I am shaky on network setting up concepts. When I do ipconfig/all on my machine, I get: I need to set up a basic home network and want to understand these basic things and what is going on. I ...
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How to enable remote access for another account on Mac remotely via SSH?

I have admin rights at a remote Mac computer. I can access it via SSH. The Mac has another user account, which doesn't have remote access. How can I remotely (via SSH) enable remote access for the ...
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How do I change Windows settings that a local administrator applied?

The user in question used to be a local administrator. I need to do the following: Remove any created VPN connections that the user would have created so that only their user account could access ...
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How does one get an admin account on windows 8, with both accounts as Standard?

Alright, So I kind of 'derped' and made myself Standered accidentally, and now my whole computer's screwed up. Every time I try to access something? I have the 'Yes' and 'No' options, but 'Yes' is ...
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Looking for a router-like web interface for my Debian gateway [closed]

Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router ...
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Listserv - suppress reply on using email commands

my student club uses a listserv instance provided by the university for our member mailing list, and we integrate this with our website via the email interface. I'm currently looking into improving ...
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Want to send automatic mails from email server, That To addres has to read from email that i received.?

I want to send multiple mail automatically. I will receive mail as FROM: abc@domain1.com TO: 123@domain2.com BODY: mail contains (username@domain3.com) What I want to is take the ...
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MediaWiki distributed wiki plugin

I was wondering if something like this already exists or not — I would like to have a distributed wiki that is hosted on various servers using MediaWiki. Basically, this would affect searches ...
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Elevating applications on restricted account

I have got a bunch of applications that don't quite follows Windows application writing guidelines and don't behave well on restricted accounts. There are also a few regular apps and services. ...
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Disable management over HTTP and Telnet for Verizon/Actiontec gateway?

I'm trying to disable gateway management using insecure transports. The gateway is an Actiontec provided by Verizon. Gateway management is available under Advanced → System Settings. The ...
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Statistic script for mails in Maildir format (Dovecot)?

On a mailserver with no explicit quota enforcement I was asked to implement something to identify orphaned and mail-crammed accounts (aka. beyond some virtual limit). The setup is based on Dovecot ...
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Windows 7: logon denied only one user session is allowed

Everything was working fine in Win7 Ultimate until one day, I could not switch users. I had to enable fast user switching in regedit for some reason and locked the computer, hit ctrl+alt+del (never ...
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How do I password protect usb boot?

I want usb booting to still be allowed but only with an admin password. I found out this is possible from trying to usb boot a live usb of linux on a school computer but it required the admin ...
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How do I clone a printer under CUPS 1.5.4?

I'd like to create a second printer or rather clone an existing printer configuration so I can change the settings for the second one to always print gray. How do I clone a printer under CUPS 1.5.4?
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Configure Bugzilla to assign to different user per status?

Is it possible to configure an assignee depending on the bug status? E.g. I want unconfirmed bugs assigned to someone of the customer support team new and reopened bugs assigned to someone of the ...
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Where are Xen guest config files stored?

I'm new to Xen stuff. I have a XenServer 6.5 running, with XenCenter and a Debian installed as a PV VM. I'm trying to setup the extra security now so I don't have to learn about it after I've been ...
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how to use mkpasswd to generate a password in shadow file in ubuntu 10 lucid

Today I upgrade my server to ubuntu 10 lucid, The first thing that occur to me is the new encrypted method, it's the default line ...
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Windows 7 “stuck” on doing administrative actions on startup

This is going to be a little difficult to explain. This is a problem that started recently, every thing was working fine up until two weeks ago. After starting Windows 7 and logging in (I log on with ...
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Change role of RETIRED user in Skype group chat

In existing Skype group chat, i cannot add one specific user. When i enter /showmembers , it gives: andrew USER bobby ADMIN catrin USER diana RETIRED in this case: i'm bobby the ...
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How do I replicate the directory structure to a remote Linux server?

I want to replicate a complex directory structure from one Linux server to another remote server start at a certain sub-directory. I don't want the contents of the files, I just want to preserve the ...
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Cronjob etiquette?

I am a student at a relatively small university. I wrote a script that sends me an email when a math newsletter comes out, so I can get a head-start on the problem of the week. I plan to run it as a ...
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Security Monitoring Using last Command

I am new to linux administration and was looking for a good way to get e-mail alerts when a user logs in. I was thinking this might be useful as a security monitoring tool to allow me to see who is on ...
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Cryptographic Service error message on Windows XP SP3

Does anyone have an idea on what can be done to fix the cryptographic services on a windows xp service pack 3 machine? It might also be a wrong security setting, but I think I would have found it, if ...
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Prevent Windows 7 users from canceling shutdown (disable shutdown -a)

From Windows 7 admin account I've set up a scheduled task with max privileges that executes a .cmd file which executes shutdown -s -f -t 120 if the user happens to be logged in and its past their ...
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Automatic Maintenance reports “Automatic Maintenance was delayed.”

After manually triggering the Automatic Maintenance task in Windows 8's Action Center, it seemingly ran to completion. However, the Run maintenance task shows up with an orange vertical bar to the ...
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Windows 7: allow limited users to change network type

I'm an intern that admins Windows machines for a school in a charter school system. When I got here everything was a mess, mainly the students had admin accounts and were turning their machines into ...
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How can I uninstall a printer that doesn't provide the 'remove' option?

I have Windows 7 (32-bit) and installed a printer. During the setup something went wrong and now I have a printer entry in the list where I can just Resolve Problems but not Remove (there is no Remove ...
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How do I take control of a Drupal installation on my web space without the admin credentials?

Someone set up a website for me recently, using Drupal, and before I could get his admin credentials, I lost contact with him. Seeing as it's my web space, I do have access to the files and the ...
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Push a policy to Java clients?

This question came up when I was attempting to set the list of SSL/TLS cipher suites in a Java program. In Java, its quite painful at times to do simple things like set the list of ciphers because ...
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Mass creating users who can login via ssh keys but not with a password

I am trying to mass creating users that can login via ssh private/public keys but which can not login with users (kind of like using newusers but I want to make sure users will not be able to login ...
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creating a network between localhost and virtual machine

Ok I have this machine of mine in a network (in an external domain) and I would like to create in it a virtual machine, which should be able to connect and communnicate with the host (main machine) ...
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Logging a list of programs during the day

Just wondering if there is any way of logging a list of programs that have been run during the day (perhaps using WMI)? I'd like to write up a script that can do this. E.g. I want to be able to see ...
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How to run some cmd commands in all network clients?

I have administrator rule on my network (running windows server 2003). How I can run some (4 or 5) cmd commands on all clients. I have heard it is done via active dorectory, but How?
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Mapping domain to webadress

im currently trying to set up an apache client on a ubuntu root server. i have set up the apache and it is running, as i can access the "It works" page while doing it directly with the ip belonging ...
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Create a non-admin user group with the ability in install print drivers on server

I am using windows 2008 RS2. I am trying to setup a poweruser group for printer administrators that has the ability to install printer drivers on a various print servers. I am not sure how to go about ...
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How do I configure a Debian so that multiple users can do administration, but not see each others' personal files?

I'm looking to set up a server to share with a group of people. The machine will run Debian GNU/Linux, and we would like to allow multiple people to do administration tasks (in particular installing, ...
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...