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

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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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how can I restrict access to a folder or file to prevent users from opening it

I have some files and one folders that are private. I don't want the users able to see them. I want to show them a message contained 'this file (or folder) is limited and you can not open it'. until ...
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User moved root directory into subdirectory, or tried to, machine unresponsive

A particularly special user of mine inadvertently ran a command to move files that looked something like this: mv /* /home/ubuntu/GS14K/ This led to a series of errors: mv: cannot move /bin' ...
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Windows 7 - What happens when you delete the AppData folder? [duplicate]

What happens when you delete the entire C:/Users/Username/AppData folder? I haven't used my Windows boot in a while and want to make space on my harddrive. But if I decide to use Windows again, I ...
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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0x8007054f an internal error occurred trying to create file

In a scenario where a Windows domain controller was configured with Folder Redirection (for its domain users) to an existing set of folders on a Mac Server, that is/was being used by Mac domain users, ...
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How to revert a LUKS encryption over ecryptfs

I had an encrypted /home folder under Ubuntu. As far as I can tell, it was encrypted using ecryptfs. It was using ~890 Gb of a 904 Gb partition. But then I tried Antergos, an Arch derivative, and made ...
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Cannot write to /home directory even as root user

I am trying to create a directory as a root in /home but I get the following error: mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Permission denied I have checked the permissions by running ls -ld /home is ...
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Starting a chroot and drop into nonprivileged user home

I need to (temporarily) jail a non-privileged user. I tried something like: sudo chroot --userspec=mcon:users /wherever/chroottarget /bin/bash -i This almost works, but it doesn't set env vars ...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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What is %windir%?

What does %windir% stands for. I am receiving a malware analysis reports (eg windir%\system32\catroot %windir%\folder1\folder2) and wanted o know what does it means?
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ...
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Linux Default Permissions for New Home Directory

So I have a Red Hat 6.5 system that I am joining to Active Directory using Winbind and Samba. The system successfully joins to the domain. I can login as a domain user, but immediately upon login, I ...
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Starting gnome-shell with different home

In the company I work for we have home directories mounted by network filesystem. Like all networks our lan can be slow or unreliable at times. Most of my system deals with this kind of situation but ...
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How to avoid `.viminfo` in `$HOME`

In one of my setting files I set viminfo to set viminfo+=n~/.cache/vim/info Now both ~/.viminfo and ~/.cache/vim/info are created. If I deleted ~/.viminfo it gets recreated again. How can I tell ...
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my home dir is emptied by windows?

My notebook (xp) has recently broke down, and I moved its HDD to my desktop (xp) as a slave drive, to access my data. To work with more or less the same environment as before, I set the home dir of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...