directory in which all the settings and documents for a particular user are stored on a multi-user operating system

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How do I keep my home directory clean?

I have far too much in my home directory, but I can't move a lot of it because it's mostly dotfiles that are required by other programs (games, libraries, etc.). Ideally, everything of that sort would ...
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Can an OS X home dir be on an exFAT partition?

I am looking to move my Mavericks (OS X 10.9) home dir to a exFAT partition. (Why is not important right now - I am just looking for technical info.) Are there known limitations to doing this? If ...
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After changing the location of special folders in Windows, Windows still uses the old location for some things

I have my OS installed on a solid state drive, but all my files are on a separate hard drive. To do this, I have changed the location of all of the special folders (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, etc.) ...
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how to use grep and mv together in a directory in shell?

how do you grep the contents of all files in a directory for "TEST" then move those files to a different directory(like the home dir.)?
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Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Should I put the home directories on an SSD? [closed]

Considering the usage of home directories under Linux, should I put them on an SSD disk along with the OS (perhaps on a separate EXT4 partition) or should I leave them on spindle? What's your view?
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How can I install Ubuntu on new hard drive maintaining old home directory?

As per subject I'll install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new SSD. My current home directory is already on another partition, on a different physical disk. Can I tell Ubuntu to point to that ...
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Error while creating home directory for a local user account through powershell

I have seen the following as a suggestion to create home directory for a user. So I have tried the following script to create a home directory : $sec_password = ConvertTo-SecureString ...
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HomeDirectory is not getting created through powershell scripts

I tried the following to create a user and assign a home directory to the user. $comp = [ADSI]'WinNT://localhost,computer'; $user = $comp.Create('User', 'account14'); $user.SetPassword('Welcome1$'); ...
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The auto-generated shortcuts in my home directory (PrintHood, NetHood etc.) - what gives?

When switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 you find that many subdirectories in your user's home directory (now at X:\Users\myusername\) are deprecated, but instead of just being gone, they've been ...
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Linux: User vs group permissions

I'm fairly new to Linux and testing around with it. I'm SSHing into the server, and I created a testuser while logged in as root ussing adduser. I noticed that it didn't create a home directory, so I ...
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chmod 700 -R ~ - is it safe?

I'm thinking of doing 'chmod 700 -R ~'. Can it be dangerous? What can happen what I don't expect? Also, is there any way to keep all files on $HOME to be -rwx------?
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Homedrive not mapping on 2 PCs

I have a problem with 2 PCs. They are both on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64Bit and are part of a domain. The problem: Home drive (H:) not mapping to any user profile Admin / Non-Admin. Facts: All ...
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OS X Server - Networked home directories become locked after a time

In our infrastructure, we are running OS X 10.8 clients, with networked home directories. The homedirs are served from OS X Server 10.8 via AFP. Every so often (I haven't figured out the exact ...
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Can we permission to user account for modify any file in any drive?

We have a PC that has one account, the Administrator. I created a user account with member of user permission. Problem is that I can not modify, type and save any .xls, .doc or .ppt file. So, are ...
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VPN Connection - How to view accessible directories in Windows?

I am using Nortel VPN Client to connect to a VPN. Now I can connect with my details, and my local ip I receive from the RAS server is: 192.168.22.44. Now I am connected, so now what? How to I list ...
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FTP users can't go home

OS X Server 10.8.4 I have 2 ftp users in Server.app and can't set a home directory for each ftp user. If I have a choosed directory in Server.app - FTP. First and Second FTP users will connect to ...
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Setting Home Directory for newly added users

I'm writing a Powershell script to do a complete Windows 7 Build. I have a function that adds the users I need, but it does not set the Home Directory, which makes a later section of my script ...
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How to change eclipse workspace from config file

I have eclipse folder and I have put JRE inside that folder. I have everything inside that folder so that I can copy paste and use it. Inside eclipse directory I have folder called workspace. Is ...
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Best way to keep 'user home' in-sync between two laptops running ubuntu 12.04

/home/$USER needs to stay in-sync on both my laptops. NFS is one option combined with cachefilesd but if anyone achieving this using a different(optimal) setup can share thoughts.
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setting an appropriate PATH for one user

I'm new to linux, and am taking a course that requires me to do the following: Creating a login name Establishing appropriate group(s) Creating the home directory Creating the login shell ...
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Windows open file dialog, quick way to home directory?

I would like to navigate the Windows open file dialog entirely with the keyboard. Is there any quick way to access my home directory (c:\Users\Me)? Something like an equivalent to ~ in linux? I use ...
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Recovering home directory through ssh

I have Ubuntu server with ssh access. I've accidentally changed my home dir location to directory that doesn't exist. Now when I'm trying to login through ssh I saw following error: Creating ...
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How do I zip a folder with 7-zip but not subfolders of that folder?

For instance, if I wanted to zip everything in My Documents, but not subfolders in My Documents, and I also did not know the name of each subfolder.
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Mount home directory after user login

I am looking for a way to mount the user's home directory after she logs in (in KDE or Gnome login manager, for example). Is it actually possible and if it is, what tools should I use to do it? It ...
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Ubuntu - moving home directories to NTFS drive

I have a disk formatted as NTFS that I current use for sharing data with Windows machines via Samba. All of the data is in a directory on that disk called "shared." I want to move my current home ...
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Some permissions questions regarding userdir and usr/local/bin

I've enabled userdir for Apache2, and I want to serve files from var/www symlinked to directories within my /home directory (i.e. /home/code/web) - but I need to extend permissions for that folder on ...
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Home directory variable for Windows 8

Is the home directory variable for Windows 8 the same as it was for Windows 7, %UserProfile%?
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Mac OS X: Make home directory at login via SSH

I have LDAP server on Ubuntu 12.04 and Mac OS X 10.7.5 client configured via Directory Service. The NFSHomeDirectory property mapped to #/Users/$uid$. LDAP users can login to Mac via login screen or ...
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How to get ~/foo from /home/user1/foo?

The Bash prompt supports the \w escape sequence, documented as \w the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated with a tilde (uses the value of the PROMPT_DIRTRIM variable) Is ...
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$HOME environment variable edit

I have a question which might sound quite naive but I would like to confirm the behavior of the $HOME environment variable on the MAC OS X. I would like to know if we can append paths to the $HOME ...
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Should root ever own files in my (linux) home directory?

This question started off asking why my history file wasn't working properly. Then I noticed it was -rw------- 1 root root and hadn't been updated since 2012-09-11. I changed the ownership, problem ...
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Changed home directory permissions on remote server, can no longer ssh into it

I changed the permissions on my ~ directory, and according to this question about ssh and home directory permissions I can no longer ssh into my remote server because it rejects my public key. Is ...
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Is there a windows equivalent to using ~/ as a shorthand symbolizing your home/user directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the equivalent of Linux's “~” in Windows? For example, is there a character I can enter in place of the asterisk in the string "*\Videos" that is ...
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How to mount a shared folder on Windows 7 host as home directory for Linux guest under VMware Player

The host computer is running Windows 7 Ulitmate, the guest OS will be Linux (the brand to de decided later; likely Debian 4 or CentOS 6). The hypervisor is VMware Player 4. My problem is: how do I get ...
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Is it bad practice to create a non user directory in /home?

I installed ubuntu on a computer and I have the OS installed on a solid state drive, and the home directories mounted from a separate hard drive. I wanted to create a folder proj which lived on the ...
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git: Delete all tracked files?

I have a directory containing a git repo as well as other unrelated files which I do not want tracked (its my home directory, sorry if this is bad practice--alternative recommendations for versioning ...
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Linux - Limit user's ftp access to home directory

I have created a user in linux (User1 for the purpose of this question). I have changed User1's home directory to a new directory. I would like to ensure that User1, when FTP'ing, cannot browse out of ...
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What does “net use /HOME” actually do?

The documentation states Connects a user to their home directory. The notion of a "home directory" isn't really something I'm used to in a Windows environment. Obvious web searches didn't turn up ...
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Change location of root's home directory

I would like to change the location of root's home directory from /root to /var/root. I used to be able to do this with usermod: usermod -d /var/root root However, with the latest version of ...
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How to open a new file in the current directory with gvim on Windows?

If I'm working on a file located on e.g. ~\myprojects\testproject\hello.txt and then want to open a new file in the same directory e.g. todo.txt (located on ~\myprojects\testproject\todo.txt), how can ...
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Installing a library locally in home directory, but program doesn't recognize it

I am installing a program on a server as a non-root user. Specifically it is tmux 1.5, but this should apply broadly to all locally installed program in my opinion (I mention the program name in case ...
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Rename a volume in single user mode

I have my Users directory on a separate disk on my Mac Pro running SL. That Volume was named OS X Users and the spaces were not playing well with some software. I (stupidly) renamed the Volume to ...
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Why is my home directory encrypted and inaccessible?

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Server because I want to learn Linux and I want to learn about servers. I did a newbie tutorial and then shut down. When I booted up today, the files in my home directory ...
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Ubuntu: default access mode (permissions) for users home dir (/home/user)

What is a default access mode (e.g. 0755) for users home dirs in Ubuntu (e.g. what is output of ls -ld /home/*)? In other major linux distribs (Debian, RedHat, Gentoo, Arch)? How can I change this ...
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How to teach emacs on Windows about ~user/ location?

I am running Emacs v23.3.1 on a Windows 7 machine and would like Emacs to be able to resolve a ~user/ pathname in my start up files to a directory. It can resolve ~/ fine, I would like ~user/ to ...
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Merging (Using the Same) User Profile for both XP and 7

I am currently dual-booting Windows XP and Windows 7. Each OS has its own user folders (\Documents and Settings\(All Users | Bob Bobson, etc.) in XP, and \ProgramData | \Users\Bob Bobson, etc. in 7). ...
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Allowing apache access to a subdirectory in a home directory without access to the home directory

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with encrypted home directories. I do development work on my computer and I want to have my webroot directory to be within my home directory so it is encrypted with ...
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Directories in “C:/Documents and Settings” directory

There are the following directories there Administrator Administrator.PIXLA09 All Users All Users.WINDOWS Default User Default User.WINDOWS LocalService LocalService.NT AUTHORITY LocalService.NT ...