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

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IPTables module ip_tables not found for root

We got a custom build Linux distribution from a vendor, which is not shipped with iptables enabled. root@xxxx:~# iptables -L modprobe: FATAL: Module ip_tables not found. iptables v1.4.21: can't ...
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What are the abilities of a non-root user provided by the root? [on hold]

the management abilities root user can provide to the non root user in Linux.
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What is the disadvantage of using a single superuser in linux?

I just want to know about the risks one can face during using only one root user and no any other users for handling some of the simple tasks. How it can be harmful for security and data point of view ...
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Trouble getting device id [on hold]

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my moto g, I'm definitely in the 'n00b' category, anyhow I checked out: ...
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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Virtualhost.sh killing apache

I got virtualhost.sh working via homebrew for developing my websites with. I was able to create virtualhosts absolutley fine and had multiple sites running magento and wordpress. Unfortunately i ...
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Is it wrong to root login with SSH? [migrated]

I've long been under the impression that with unix, you should never login as root. Now I've started using Virtual Private Servers over at DigitalOcean, and some advice is to use SSH keys to login as ...
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Are there downsides to installing node.js with root privileges?

I'm using the following code to install node: cd /usr/local/src/ wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.25/node-v0.10.25.tar.gz tar -xvf node-v0.10.25.tar.gz cd node-v0.10.25 ...
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How can I delete root users?

This is my passwd file: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash m:x:0:100::/home/m:/bin/bash masoudjjgh:x:1000:100:masoudjjgh:/home/masoudjjgh:/bin/bash I try to delete user m that I am created: ...
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Ettercap and Wireshark broken when not logged in as root

I'm having an issue with Kali Linux (v.1.0.8-amd64) where network sniffing programs such as the aforementioned are not displaying my network interfaces, thus not allowing me to use them. This only ...
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Install devtools on CentOS without root permission

I would like to install devtools on a cluster that runs CentOS 5.4 (to get a higher version of gcc than the default one. I need gcc>4.7 to use some C++11 features) However I don't have root ...
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Mac 10.8 Root Enabled But Won't Log In

Mac's (generally 10.8) on my network are bound to my AD domain. This works fine. Most Mac desktops have network mounted home directories. Not sure if this is relevant. I need to enable root and log ...
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Grant Ubuntu root permissions to ldap user

I have a development Ubuntu machine attached to our corporate domain. I have root permissions on this machine, however my ldap account does not. I would like to grant my ldap user unrestricted local ...
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Can't write files using new user on Linux Ubuntu via SSH

So I just added a user to my server, let's call it "user2", when I tried uploading a file via Filezilla while logged in to "user2" I got the error open for write: permission denied, so I assume ...
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Idle TeamCity agents dont take compatible tasks from queue

I have new TeamCity 8.1.3 and one task in build queue and compatible enabled agent. But agent is idle. I tried to re-install teamcity, re-install buildAgent and install agent on another machine. ...
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Linaro system boots to root without password

I installed a linaro system on my ARM chromebook, and it seems to autoboot to a root prompt. I've set a user password, and use it to login to the GUI, but with a simple Ctrl+Alt+F1, I can get to a ...
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Can't login to CentOS desktop as root via GUI prompt

I have CentOS 6.5 running on a VM in VirtualBox (Windows host). I had no problems logging in as root from the GUI prompt (clicking on Other and typing root, then my root password and getting the ...
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devmem: can't open '/dev/mem': Permission denied

I have 2 phones (Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505, Android 4.4.2 Kitkat) which I already rooted and have root access to the phones. Previously, on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE I9505 running Android ...
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Access User Desktop Files While Using Root

I'm really new ubuntu user... I'm working as root user (the software that I'm using just works if you are root user) but the files that I need to access are on my normal user desktop. I don't how to ...
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How can I open a command prompt as TrustedInstaller in Windows 8.1?

I read that "TrustedInstaller" is the new root account in Windows 8, when it was previously "SYSTEM". The SYSTEM account still exists, but it's not the highest level admin account anymore. While I can ...
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CentOS 6.5 - bash: service: command not found

So I can't type service on my CentOS 6.5 server. I'm logged in as root. When typing service I get this error: bash: service: command not found I have also tried to type sudo service, but with no ...
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Sudo vs root; any actual differences?

I'm working with a support member for a product, and he insists that I need to be root to install a series of patches, and that sudo won't work; he doesn't provide a reason but seems very firm in his ...
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Segmentation Failure 11 in Single-User Mode

I booted up my Mac in Single User Mode (by holding down Command-S while it boots) so then I have access to a terminal that is logged in as root. But when I run passwd to try to change root's password, ...
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Can't sudo when logged in with ssh

I set up a ubuntu machine on my local server. I've got a user with sudo privileges (same password as for login). I've got passwordless ssh going by putting my rsa public key on the ubuntu machine. So ...
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Is it possible to run a program as a specific user but with root permissions?

I'm doing development with PyCharm, doing development on a script that uses the scapy module for Python to do port scans, sniff traffic, and build raw packets. This, of course, requires root ...
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Why my setting with NFS and setuid not working in Linux

I'm using Linux. On machine A I have such NFS setting in etc/exports: /home 10.0.129.130(rw,no_root_squash) I mount this directory on machine A on /home/nfs/ on machine B. And I've set setuid using ...
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Apps crash with “Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 13”

I recently finished school but the IT department didn't unlock my computer. When I try to run certain apps (mostly certain games), they appear on the dock for 0.1 secs and then crash with out an ...
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How to detect if remote SSH session is root?

I know I can see the list of logged in users with w or similar commands. I want to know which of logged in users currently has root access, i.e. has done su to become root. The output of w just shows ...
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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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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 can´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=git@github.com: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 ...