I have installed Dropbox to my Unix server via SSH as root. I'm wondering if this was a bad idea as Dropbox is now contained under the the root home folder. Are there any additional security ...
I have the backup script where i was making the tar backup of directory everyday. ON friday i note that my filesize was 30MB but beofrethat it was 200MB. I checked the main folder and it was around ...
i'm new in linux, so i'm sorry if my problem is a bit confusing. I'd like to do following: create a second root account write the file by using this account the first root account shouldn't be able ...
We all know the destructive power of the following command executed as root: rm -rf / Related questions: How far will you get with a 'rm -rf /' deleting everything: # rm -rf / I fail to ...
Sometimes, when I log into a box and 'su' to root, I get a cute little message saying I have mail (thank GOD it's not AOL). Where is this mail? What does it contain? Who/What sent it? How important ...
I've noticed that the root account $PATH does not include /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin by default. Are there any potential issues that could arise from adding those directories to the path? If ...
I need to allow a non-root user to mount/unmount a device. I am a total noob when it comes to UNIX, so please dumb it down for me. I've been looking all over teh interwebz to find an answer and it ...
I just noticed on my Ubuntu machine (ext3 filesystem) that removing write permissions from a file does not keep root from writing to it. Is this a general rule of UNIX file permissions? Or specific ...
I know that non-root users can renice a process up, but not renice a process priority down. $ nice yes >/dev/null & p=$! $ renice 15 -p $p 8414: old priority 10, new priority 15 $ renice 12 ...
logged in as root, environmental variables are great. I typed "set" I did: useradd -m alex su alex For some reason, everything is gone when I type "set". How do I make it so that alex has all the ...