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

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Run Wireshark without setuid OR capabilities

I want to run Wireshark so that I will have to type in my sudo password to run it, but I don't want to give the dumpcap binary special privileges (set-uid, capabilities, etc.). How can I do that ...
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How to install secure OpenSSH server on Ubuntu?

I want to install OpenSSH server on Ubuntu. How to do it? I need to do the following: Set up OpenSSH server Set up ssh public-private key pair for user Disable password login Enable root user Set ...
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How to root Genymotion Android Emulator [migrated]

I have Genymotion Latest Free For Personal Use, Installed Google Nexus 9 with 6.0 Android Version. Is there a way to root this ?
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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 http://archive-4....
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Install ruby without root access on CentOS

I'm on a clean CentOS install without sudo-rights. I had installed ruby-build locally and then tried to install Ruby 2.3.1 with ruby-build 2.3.1 ~/.local/opt/ruby-2.3.1. I got this error The Ruby ...
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root crontab not executing

I'm setting up my Debian server to backup my databases with crontab, the mysqldump utility and gunzip. For some reason, my crontab lines appear to fail, especially the crucial one: 15 2 * * * /usr/...
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How can I delete root users with same UID as root?

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: [root@...]...
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LaunchAgent has undesired root access

I am having a problem getting my LaunchAgent to run as a normal (not-root) user. Everything I've read implies this should be the default behavior. The expectation is that if you put the plist in /...
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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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How to avoid program's root privileges in OS X?

I have a program installed with root privileges. But I don't want to give it root privileges because I don't want it inspect the files or some operations I am doing. So I created another account and ...
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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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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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Does the root account always have UID/GID 0?

On all the Linux systems I've managed, the root account has a GID and UID of 0. Is this guaranteed, or is it possible that the system will give root a different ID?
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Any latest linux distro which gives full root access ( NO SUDO )? [closed]

Is there Any latest linux distro which gives full root access ( NO SUDO ) ? I want to use it for programming in which I have to use / file system very frequently. What I need is any good linux ...
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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 TCP/...
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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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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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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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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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Permission denied as root

The root user of Linux doesn't have permission to read/write a regular file, unless all users have permission to read/write this file, like below: drwxrwsrwx ....... file_name However the owner ...
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passwords, vpn, root access, what happens if I die? [duplicate]

I work with two partners/friends and I'm the one who takes care of all the tech stuffs here. I hired consultants, programmers and each of them have parts of the credentials. But turns out I'm the only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I configure Samba to share (read/write) any folder with root permissions?

I have a CentOS 5 VirtualBox guest on a Win7x64 host. I am attempting to setup a read/write share a directory owned by root with my Windows host using Samba, but I'm having no luck after running ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 archive)....
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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 ...