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

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Can not change permissions while root

I use Kali Linux and discovered the following "problem": root@kali:/proc/self# ls -l cmdline -r--r--r-- l root root 0 May 27 13:43 cmdline root@kali:/proc/self# chmod 744 cmdline chmod: changing ...
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I accidentally set the addressable memory limit to 0

On Suse Linux Enterprise Server SP3 I wanted to set the addressable memory limit to "unlimited". Since I don't have much experience with this parameter, I tried to play by ear and after a few searches ...
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How is rooting done under the hood? [migrated]

I recently rooted my device which got me curious regarding the process. I would really like to understand how rooting applications work under the hood. Articles I have found over the internet have ...
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Unwanted android apps keep reinstalling [migrated]

​Recently I received a phone through a special offer with a company. (see here) The phone doesn't have a brand name printed on it but mentions on the back the name of the company through which I ...
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Solaris T5120 How to reset firmware root password

I have this Solaris T5120 box bought used no HDD so there is no OS yet I was able to connect using Serial Console using HyperTerminal Default User/Password didn't work root changeme ...
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Unable to get sudo lecture working on CentOS 7 server

I'm trying to enable the sudo lecture every time someone executes sudo, but I can't seem to get it working at all. I found a similar question here, in which someone states that if you don't see any ...
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Giving newuser root permissions after disabling the root

As stupid as I am a have disabled the root account before I gave my new user account permissions.. any Idea how I can enable the root user again or give my new user the root permission. Every time I ...
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Linux / Folder and /root folder

I searched now a while but couldn't find an answer to this question. I have a Linux based server (centOs). In the root folder (/) i have a folder called root (/root). Now when I sudo cd root/ i ...
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cannot login as any user other than root - no error message

I'm sure it's something very simple, once you know where to look. this is happening on a orange pi pc v1.2, running raspbian, as it is distributed by orangepi.org. I can't login as any user except ...
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Location of executable files in Linux

Besides /bin and /sbin/, which are the other directories in Linux where executable files are stored? I am aware the whereis command is used to find location of the files, but I can't find any other ...
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Authentication for root process not showing all users

I have 2 linux machines, 1 VPS and 1 raspberry pi Problem: When calling a root function e.g. service "a service" restart both these cases appear different. Some users do not show as possible auth ...
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How to have MySQL entitle the machine's root user?

I'm trying to run mysqlcheck. Its failing with: $ sudo su - # mysqlcheck --auto-repair --all-databases mysqlcheck: Got error: 1045: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) when ...
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Postgresql not connecting to anything such as msf and armitage

I'm currently running Kali Linux and all of the sudden postgresql has stopped connecting to things. my output for msfconsole is Is the server running on host "localhost" (::1) and accepting ...
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sudo-users Executing and Runnning Commands Recursively

I would like to give a specific user the ability to run and execute commands recursively for a given directory and his subdirectories but only specify the top level directory in the sudoers file. ...
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apt-get update not working: Signing/ Verification errors

When I run apt-get update I get Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/musicmanager/deb stable InRelease Ign:2 http://archive-4.kali.org/kali kali-rolling InRelease Hit:3 ...
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vmrun error - Home directory is not accessible: permission denied

After updating my linux server from Red Hat 4.8.3-9 to Ubuntu 5.2.1-22. I've reinstalled VMWare on this new machine to host two virtual machines like I did on Red Hat. I have a script to stop the ...
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Synology DSM - Can't log as root (but works with admin)

After some automatic updates (or being hacked ?) I have many things broken and a huge problem to resolve them since I can't login as root anymore. ssh admin : login success su root : permission ...
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Directory access not permitted

I recently installed the Open Virtual Desktop (Community Edition) on CentOS 6.6. I tried to open the folder created for a particular session. When the session was logged in, the folder could be ...
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Snapper: Create snapshot as non-root

Is there a way (using OpenSUSEs snapper) to create a snapshot as a non-root user? I.e. executing (as a normal user): $ snapper -c foo-config create I already followed the instructions from the ...
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How to list root in screen login user list on Debian?

Okay, so I can login to root acc on Debian (gnome), but I always have to click Not listed? and then pass root and password. Can I somehow make root appear in this screen login, so I would just click ...
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Failed to change password to MySql (Uniform Server)

I'm trying to change the root password of the MySql and is not working, i try using the UI in normal & safe mode, the last one seems to work to change the port in Apache last time that was a ...
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kali sana on android gives the following error: the selected extractor cannot be found: ar

hey i have a problem with installing kali sana using linux deploy on my mi4i, when i start the download&installation it says: "E: The selected extractor cannot be found: ar" trying it with debian ...
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Apache config related issue

I'm trying to harden my apache installation, and so deny access from apache to my root directory, but i'm kind of confused, because in the config it already says, that it's denying access to the root ...
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Nautilus not working on sudo

I've got Trisquel 7 GNU/Linux distro, with GNOME 3.8.4. I'm finding impossible to create a folder in Nautilus, or drag and drop files into the Desktop, out of other options. I find this quite ...
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How to sudo using another user's account password from a script?

I have a bash script running as user, a user account with no evaluated privileges. The machine has a second account admin which has sudo privileges. There is no root password set. The script knows ...
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Script asks for root password even it has executable permissions for everyone

I have a script with name "somescript", which has executable permissions for everyone (755) but when I try to run it with a non-root user it keeps asking root password. I even tried setting to 4755 ...
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Android / linux ignores setuid flag

I am trying to get root access to my chinese x86 tablet. With adb I have root. I copied a "sh" binary and set setuid bit, and from adb it works as expected: 1|shell@x98air3g_c5j8:/ $ which su.sh ...
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deny ssh from all except 1 IP and allow root from everything

I was able to deny ssh to my server from all ip addresses except 1 by entering sshd: all in /etc/hosts.deny and sshd: x.x.x.x in /etc/hosts.allow (ip hidden) but I want to add an exception ...
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How do I break out of /home/reveller?

Ubuntu newbie here. I succesfully installed Ubuntu on a VM on Windows. I am now trying to run a localhost website using nginx. I have read tutorials online on how to create your website in /var/www ...
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I can't be root

My school gave me a dump with different partition, I have to Work on the linux one, it's a open suse modified by the school.. sometimes I need to be root for install stuff with zypper example, they ...
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Why should I really disable root ssh login?

I always read I should disable root login for SSH and login with a user which has sudo. But where is the difference between: ssh root@vps and ssh myuser@vps sudo -i I don't have physical ...
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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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How to Temporarily Suspend Security Policy Checks / Or Temporarily Grant Root Access?

Note: Please feel free to edit the question -- I am having a hard time expressing it! Question: How do you impersonate a regular user--while still retaining admin/root privileges to execute any ...
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Bad DNS records pointing to root servers

I noticed today that there are 4 suspicious-looking DNS A-records pointing to the ISI root server at 192.228.79.201 (b.root-servers.net), namely: [www.]allabouttheword.com: a.gtld-servers.net says ...
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Trying to install rpmfusion thru my OS X terminal- I figured out OS X terminal doesn't read Linux commands

I'm trying to install rpmfusion, but this is what the os x terminal replies. What am I doing wrong? I'm in as the root user. Just figured out that OS X terminal doesn't read Linux commands. sh-3.2# ...
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Can I know what others login via ssh have done and what they are doing on my Linux?

As a root user, can I know what other ssh-login users have done and what they are doing on my Linux?
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How can I find and break connections to my Linux via ssh?

I have root rights on my Linux. I logged in from outside but forgot to disconnect. How can I find and break connections to my Linux via ssh?
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Login as root in ubuntu server 14.04

I have a problem to login as root. My '/etc/passwd' file is like root:x:0:0:root:/root:which zsh .... .... I asked similar question at "How can I change the shell for to original one (/bin/bash) ...
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Linux root SSH permission restrictions

I am using NetBeans 8.0.1 on windows and compiling/running/debugging on a remote host on a debian PC on the LAN. I have set up the NetBeans host as root. I also have it set up to debug using gdb. My C ...
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Can boot partitions have a one to many relationship with root partitions? How much do boot partitions depend on root ones?

I’m doing a project on my Raspberry Pi where I’m trying to have my root partition exist on a thumb drive. Multiple thumb drives, actually. So all I have to do to go from one work space to another is ...
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Yosemite Run Command on Boot as Root without Password

I run OS X Yosemite and I would like to always have the command run, as root, on startup: tcpdump -i en0 'icmp and icmp[icmptype]=icmp-echo' >> /var/vtcakavsmoace/Desktop/ping_information.txt ...
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Linux Ubuntu Password reset

I used the passwd >username< on Ubuntu, and it gave me a list of options. How do I get past them? If I try using the options, it won't let me. Please help. Thanks!
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How do I change UID of 0 from non-root user?

I have set the UID of user01 to be 0 when I created it. Now I am trying to delete the user and it complains "user01 is currently logged in". I check the process list, and that doesn't seem to be ...
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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Apple Yosemite Root Problems

I always work as a root user, and I've been facing some problems: Finder never saves passwords. Icon positioning changes aren't saved. Other problems in strong sandbox hardening and I can't load a ...
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Enable passwordless root login via ssh

As a new task, I need to enable passwordless root login to a server (running Debian 8). As attachment to the assignment I have two files: id_dsa and id_dsa.pub ... Sorry for the beginner ...
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Rooting a Samsung Tab S

I have a Samsung Tab S 8.4" with Android 5.0.2, Build # LRX22G.T700XXU1BOE3. I want to root it, but, knowing it's a delicate process, I don't want to mess it up. I looked around first, and found ...
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Set a specific password for sudo

Would it be possible to set a password different from the user one and the root one? I find that asking for the user password kind of useless and the root one, even more, just give him the root ...
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A Linux Distribution w/ Version which contains Sendmail version 8.6.9

I'm looking for Sendmail version 8.6.9. What distribution (I don't think that matters) or version of said distribution contains the old 8.6.9 version of sendmail. If I'm going about getting that ...
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Cannot remove file from Linux filesystem

I have this file and I cannot get it removed from the filesystem: [root@ad Windows10]# ls -las total 16 8 drwxrwx---+ 2 root root 4096 Jul 30 10:19 . 8 drwxrwx---+ 12 3000024 users 4096 Jul 30 ...