The name of the main administrative user commonly used in *nix based systems.

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Unroot R-Box (Android 4.2.2 device) [migrated]

I've bought an Android TV-Box from ebay - it's called R-BOX. I got the device with Android 4.2.2 and root access. However I don't want root. I tried to reset the system and remove root with SuperSU. ...
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Regain access to Ubuntu server

I did a stupid mistake on my Ubuntu virtual server (Amazon). I was messing around with /etc/passwd & /etc/group files and i am about to lock my self out of the server for good. I have a copy of ...
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aireplay-ng command not found

I just downloaded and installed Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro (dual boot) to mess around with penetration testing - I have experience with aircrack-ng, but it was a while ago (and I was at least ...
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Entering Password in su- through loop

The Scenario is like I have a list of root passwords. But i don't want to keep trying Manually. So i wrote the shell script : for i in {1..26} do su - >>result done and all my ...
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Why does 'cd' not work on an entry with 'directory' attribute?

My OS is fedora 20. I act as a root user. under / directory, I input: #ll ... d????????? ? ? ? ? mnt ... #cd mnt bash: cd: mnt: Not a directory #chmod 777 mnt chmod: cannot access 'mnt': No such ...
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Who should own the WordPress files?

All my WordPress installation files are owned by the "root". I this OK or should this be changed? Who should be the owner of WordPress files? What's the proper thing to do.
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chown: changing ownership not permitted, even though running as root

I managed to configure my Raspberry Pi as an FTP server with ProFTPD. The only problem is, I canĀ“t upload and rename files and Windows Explorer says: 350 File or directory exists,ready for ...
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Fail to redirect log to /var/log/syslog

I have an upstart script that does the following start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] respawn pre-start script exec >/dev/kmsg 2>&1 REPO=[email protected]:blabla/bli ...
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program needs to be run as root by any user and can be located anywhere

I have some program called foo that needs root privileges when it executes. foo needs to be able to be run by any user and can be located at any path. The reason this program can be at any path is ...
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Linux Ubuntu System Error

After I have given myself the access rights for directory /usr and all its contents with sudo chown -R USER /usr my Ubuntu 12.04 System totally fails. E.g. Internetconnection is not possible ...
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lv root drive full, how to extend partition? (centos)

my lv_root drive is full, i believe its 50gigs, i could not find an option to extend it when i installed centos.. i have installed a second drive where I have my /var/www which mounted fine How ...
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Mac - Allow user to run MAMP

Whenever I start or quit MAMP, Mac OS asks me for the root password. Thats annoying. How can I prevent that? I use only 1 account on my OS. I want MAMP to be controlled without asking for the ...
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Is it possible to remove root access on a directory in OSX?

In OSX, is it possible to make a directory not accessible by root, but accessible to another user? So something like a sudo rm /directory wouldn't work but su otheruser; rm /directory would. Thanks in ...
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Restrict user to only limited set of commands

I have a user "user1" and I want to limit this user access to some specific folders and allow him to run a limited set of commands, on of the commands is root level.
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Resize Primary Partition in Ubuntu

I've set up a Ubuntu server the wrong way round. On a 2TB hard drive I gave 20GB to the root system partition and 1.8TB to home. I'd like to reverse this. I'm reading there is a tool, which may be ...
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MySQL can't create pid file: Permission Denied

I'm using MySQL on my macbook pro, which worked fine for the last 2 years. A week ago it suddenly stopped and I'm not able to restart it again. I've changed the permission on /usr/local/mysql to 0777 ...
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One primary partition left: Root or home?

I have Windows running on two partitions of my computer. I am now planning to install crunchbang on the left space. Hence I have one primary and two logical partitions left if I want to have root, ...
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ext4fuse as non-root on FreeBSD10

I have 2 operating systems on my computer, a Arch Linux on a 100GB ext4 partition, a FreeBSD on a 250GB partition and all my data on 2 2TB separated ext4 disks. I wan't to access the files from this ...
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Can I have 'local root' accounts inside a VirtualBox guest OS?

Do you know if I can get a local 'root' inside a VirtualBox guest OS (Linux)? I need this to install the "guest extensions". Should this be the same as my "host" OS root?
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difference between root executing command as sudo vs not using sudo?

I have a Linux question regarding the sudo command and the root user. If I log into the root user using the su command, what is the difference between the following two commands? root> sudo ...
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Howto set a root password in Freenas?

I installed Freenas 8.3.1 on my micro-server and it never asked me to set a root password. I already configured it as necessary via the web GUI but now i want to set a root password so no-one can mess ...
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EC2 - ROOT & SUDO not working

I've setup an EC2 instance(PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin). Last night I accidentally execute some command that messed up the permissions. I was able to login as root before (to ssh using puTTy) but now ...
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Virtualmin - nginx document roots not displaying correctly

I recently set up Virtualmin on a clean Debian7-32bit VPS. I decided to go with nginx instead of Apache. Virtualmin sets up separate config files for each "virtual host", which I guess is fine. I ...
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Installing TOMCAT on Debian without apt-get

I have access to a machine on a scientific hpc, and I'm setting up an environemnt to create a web application, made up basically of TOMCAT and postgresql. I cannot use another web server. The OS is ...
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Install postgres without apt-get

I have access to a machine on a scientific hpc, and I'm setting up an environemnt to create a web application, made up basically of TOMCAT and postgresql. I cannot use another web server. The OS is ...
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Synology root truecrypt over ssh?

I can not find the syntax to mount a remote volume with truecrypt / ssh . ssh -i /root/.ssh /id_rsa [email protected] 'truecrypt /home/rep.tc/home/dossier' but not work..... -------- SSH ...
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User root as default in terminal ubuntu 11.10

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 on vmware workstation 7. When i login to ubuntu and open terminal, by default it is coming as root. But during installation i have given steve as username. If i give ...
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Mount more root folders on different partition

I want to mount several root folders on my 2GB SD card so that when the cord connecting my Mint hard drive falls loose, I won't have to reboot the system. I have already mounted /bin on the card. I ...
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How do I fix an invalid /etc/sudoers file if root access is disabled?

This pertains to my Raspberry Pi, on which I have Raspbmc installed. I do realize that there is a Raspberry Pi StackExchange site, but I figured I might get more eyes on this problem here. The issue ...
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Where is the configuration for default landing directory

When I logging to my company's servers I land in the root. Is this configurable to lets say land in the home ? If yes then where ?
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How do I tell if zsh is running with privileges?

In my .zshrc, I have commands that launch instances of various program, like Mozilla Firefox and Evolution. I obviously do not want to launch them as root so I want to check whether I am root before I ...
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Use X desktop apps using another users on my own account, like with root

It's possible run apps from command line like root using "su root" , and later executing the app, like firefox, and works, using the data from root home. But why I can't do it with another users using ...
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How to let any user without root change specific network(qdisc) settings?

I have made a simple router from a Linux PC, for the purpose of simulating poor network conditions using qdisc (netem and tbf). Now, I want to allow any user to activate specific presets that I have ...
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How to run Wireshark on desktop computer with tablet display manager (Ubuntu 12.04, x64)?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (x64). I installed Wireshark with apt-get. When I go to Ubuntu Button -> Search "Wireshark" -> Wireshark, the wireshark program launches. Unfortunately there's no interfaces ...
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Run a specific program with root privilges without asking for password everytime

Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run sakis-3g script. I am the only ...
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How do I install Linux mint debian and set up a root login?

I have tried installing Linux Mint (after giving up with Manjaro for the same reason) but find I cannot do anything such as set up network connections as I have no root login. Should I not be prompted ...
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Debian - allow user to be root only for specific commands

We have several Linux boxes running Samba that are used 'locally', eg each branch gets their own Samba box to store and share files. The office managers need to be able to add and remove users for ...
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Why some files are read only for root by default?

In Linux systems, the root user has privileges to change permission for every file. Then what is the logic of some files having read only permission for the root user by default? File in concern: ...
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Check If a script is executed as root?

I have a script that requires root privileges. I have to execute it either via sudo or from an account with uid 0 (e.g. root). If the script is not executed with sufficient rights then I want that ...
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Can't install Parallels Tools on Debian 7.2.0

(Parallels Desktop 9, latest version) As per instructions, I switch to root: $ su - root $ whoami root $ echo $EUID 0 and then execute the installer: $ cd /media/cdrom0 $ ./install and I get ...
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Disabled root login and no root users.. What to do? CentOs 6

So I was undoing some changes here on CentOs 6, and I ended up removing all users who had root access, accept for the root user. But then I realized the root login is disabled, and I just disabled ...
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How does sudo actually work?

How is it possible for sudo to actually function? If it's just a normal program, couldn't you make the same thing without requiring the user to authenticate, giving anyone with access to a computer ...
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AIX 7.1 su root password bug?

In our AIX 7.1 machine there is a weird bug we've ran into.. If you are logged into the AIX box via SSH as a regular user and you try to su - you get prompted for the password, lets say our password ...
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Using the root account on a single-user system [closed]

On Linux systems it is widely considered a best practice using the root account only on occasions that necessitate administrative privileges, or disabling it altogether and relying solely on sudo to ...
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Linux/Slackware 14.0 newbie: Why does flash player work only under root?

So I decided to install Slackware to start learning more on Linux. One thing that I have noticed, is that when I log in as root, the flash player works for sites like Youtube, it just pops up a ...
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sudo: must be setuid root

I rented a server (ubuntu 12.04). They gave me a root user account. Next, I went in and created a new user using: # adduser <newusername> And added a password. The new user account works ...
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SSH: remote switch user and execute command under this new user

I am able to connect to remote machine using public/private keys (without password) as user wakatana. On remote machine I am able to issue: sudo /usr/bin/rootsh -i -u root then I type root's password ...
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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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How to recover the root password (passwd/chroot not found)?

I did init=/bin/bash, ctrl-x, mount of root, but when I try to run chroot or passwd it simply doesn't find any command. I see many tutorials, but they assume I have passwd and chroot. But I have ...
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Developing and deploying application that will run as root using setuid?

I have an application that needs to run with root permissions. Using setuid bit on the application file seems like a logical choice. My understanding of setuid is that the files should be owned by ...