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

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Please help. My Android tablet has been stuck in booting [migrated]

My Android Tablet stuck in booting. I cannot use it anymore. :-( I think I messed it up with a new app from GooglePlay. All I can do with it is to hold down the power button. It restarts, but then it ...
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How to fix a ruined recovery mode of an Android device? [migrated]

It seems like I ruined the recovery mode of my Android tablet. It's a HP Pro Slate 12 tablet with Android 5.1.1 on it. It's rooted. I wanted to install CWM Recovery to backup everything, but my device ...
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MTK6582 i108 root assistance [migrated]

I am a PC tech. Only just now learning android as I need a larger device to use as adaptive phone because I both tremble and am slowly going blind. I have tried every Root solution I can find to ...
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How do I install python with proper permissions?

So python installed probably fine. Or perhaps it was already on here (I'm using xubuntu 12.10). But I tried to install networkx today using pip: pip install networkx then says I don't have ...
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normal user to rsync between two systems as root

How can I change the user permissions so that the user will be able to rsync between two systems as a root. I added the user in visudo. paru ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/rsync then I typed the ...
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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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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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Recreating su or sudo in Cygwin that doesn't open in separate window

As many of you already know, Cygwin doesn't have the sudo command, and it's recommended to use the runas command when you need root/administrator privileges. However, using runas creates a new cmd ...
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What is the “You have new mail” message in Linux/UNIX?

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 ...
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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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How can I login as root so I can use gdm?

In the past, Debian presented an action menu upon initial boot after install where you could confirm "login as root." When that option disappeared, I stopped defining the root user. However I now ...
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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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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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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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Creating files and directories with a certain owner (user/group) while sudoing

I need to wget something (results in a compressed file in cwd), then I have to extract it, then do some copy/move/modification stuff and perhaps finally execute an script (from the downloaded ...
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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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Where's .bashrc for root?

I know it's not best practice, but on my dev system I login as root. What's the equivalent of the .bashrc file so I can alias some functions? I've found the /etc/bash.bashrc & ...
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Music player for Chromecast (UPNP/DLNA)

Is there any good (preferably free) media player app supporting Chromecast, which has ability to directly play files stored on local storage (or Samba share) without uploading them to cloud? An ...
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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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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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chown is not changing symbolic link

I'm trying to change the user/group of a symbolic link with the command: $ chown -h myuser:mygroup mysymbolic/ But it's not changing. I'm logged in as root. The current user/group is set to ...
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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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Installation Root (Cern) v6.00.02 with Cygwin

I have installed Root (Cern). Before calling "root" it is necessary starting the X server (by Cygwin, typing "startx"), to allow Root to use Windows. By setup-x86_64.exe I installed Cygwin ...
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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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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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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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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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opening Sublime Text (or other text editor) from command line as root on Mac OS

I've modified my /var/root/.profile using nano (this is the only editor which works with root for some reason(. Ridiculous, I know))): export EDITOR="subl -w" alias subl='/Applications/Sublime\ ...
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How to check root partition with fsck?

I installed Linux Mint 12 KDE, and I would like to check the root partition for any errors. How do I check the root partition with fsck at boot time?
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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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Connecting to Google Compute Engine VM instances

How do I get root access to my Google Compute Engine VM instance, and also how can I log into my VM instance from my PC with a SSH client such as PuTTY? I would also like to add that I have tried to ...
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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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I removed the sudo,the I have no permission to install any program?

It's seems like a big problem. I can't login as root, because I use the fedora20, and I can not use sudo. What can I do now ?
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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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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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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 ...
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How do I determine what programs are running with root privileges?

Is there a way to check via terminal which programs are currently running and by which privileges they run?
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Strange “Last Login” ip SSH

I was told to post this here instaed of StackOverflow so here it goes: 2 weeks ago I accessed my server via SSH and noticed that PuTTY displayed an "Last Login" IP from India. Today I accessed the ...
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How do I get the sudo permissions to enable root from Terminal?

I have an MacBook Pro constructed in mid 2014. I do a lot of work on it, and my son does his gaming on it, but when I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, my account (which was the administrator) got demoted to ...