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

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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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The logic of Disabling Root Login

Ubuntu 14.04 VPS user here. My VPS was hacked twice. And the third version is up. Fingers crossed. The mistake I made in the first two was that I had root + password login enabled. I've learned ...
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boot as superuser (root) in ubuntu 12.04 server

I try to realize a multisensor system (without Display or keyboard) which needs sudo rights directly after bootup (Ubuntu 12.04 server for ARM). Therefore, I would like to automatically login as root. ...
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Disable Root — what all issues will arise?

I have a linux server (Ubuntu 14) that I access using root and SSH keys (i.e. no root password). I have also created a non-root-user (and a corresponding non-root-user's-password) with sudo ...
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Mount more root folders on different partition

I want to mount several root folders on my 2GB SD card so that when the cord connecting my Mint hard drive falls loose, I won't have to reboot the system. I have already mounted /bin on the card. I ...
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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 do I run a launchd command as root

I have the following launchctl command as a .plist file. It's loaded and set to run once a day but, it needs to run as root and I'm not sure how to verify this. Also, this cron job basically CDs ...
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How to get into root user in ubuntu

I'm new to Linux and using Ubuntu. I'm trying to add a new user. When I use this command "useradd indra", it shows an error message saying that igeek01@igeek01-Lenovo-G585:~$ useradd indra useradd: ...
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Motochopper root failure message - Android [migrated]

I want to use Motochopper to root my Samsung Galaxy Fame, but I found this failure message at the end. Does anyone know how to fix this? [*] [*] Motochopper: Android root exploit (Linux/OS X version) ...
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Windows boot directly from Debian (from running system, warm boot)

How can I boot Windows from Debian without actually rebooting? I mean I want just go directly to the booting process from an already loaded linux from the ring 0 code, when linux core suppose to ...
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In IIS Webserver, How to create a folder in the root directory to host download files?

I have Windows server 2012 r2 and an IIS webserver setup hosting 2 wordpress websites from the same dynamic ip address. Everything is working great and as expected. I am trying to figure out how ...
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Is there any way to open a new window in terminal using root?

I'm using bash shell in Linux and I wonder if there is any way to open a new terminal window when I log in as root using su or sudo su. What I mean is if it's possible to type sudo su and open a ...
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How to find out the user who changed the MySQL root password?

On my CentOS testing server, someone has changed the MySQL root password. Is there any way to find out, who changed the password and when?
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How to make a script in sleep.d

My script gives an error after resuming from sleep. I've named it 51_fancontrol.sh because I think it should be in the 50+ range (although I don't fully understand that part): #!/bin/bash case "${1}" ...
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What is the equivalent of root in Windows 8.1, and how can I open a shell in that context? [duplicate]

I've heard the equivalent of root is the "SYSTEM" account. But I used a tool called "RunAsSystem" to open a shell as SYSTEM, and I'm still getting "access denied" errors even though I know the files ...
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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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DDoS Virus infection (as a unix service) on a Debian 8 VM Webserver

I maintain a (fully updated) Wordpress for a student team on a Virtual Machine on ~okeanos service for a couple of years. Today, the helpdesk informed me that i am conducting DDoS attacks, which - of ...
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Root Can't Delete Folder It Owns

Platform: CentOS 6.2 Shell: tcsh .............................................................................................................. EDIT 2 Brian Swift has pointed out a workable solution. ...
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NMAP Root different from Under Privileged user

When I use as root nmap -sP -n hostaddress I get the mac address of the hostaddress device but when I change to a different user with less privileges I do not get the mac address as a return. ...
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Trying to create poor man's PowerBroker

For those of you who are not familiar with PoerBroker, it is somewhat of a sudo on steroids. I know it has much more than just giving you super user abilities but this time I am only concerned about ...
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Google Compute VM instances

How do I get root access to my Google 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 do sudo for ...
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sudo chmod o+x but still can't run as regular user

I thought that doing sudo chmod a+x /root/file.to.execute or even sudo chmod 777 /root/file.to.execute should allow me—as a user—to run the program in question. But after doing this I still can’t run ...
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Enable simple password for root user on CentOS

I have a machine with CentOS and I want to enable a simple password for the root user. Something like 7 characters with 2 numbers or so... But I'm getting this error: BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a ...
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root user uid got changed

I am using ubuntu server. My root account uid got changed to 0 to 1, i am not sure when and how. Becausse of this i cant execute any sudo commands on this server. This is what rroot account looks like ...
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Arch Linux: Non-Root User has no sound suddenly

User 'schezuk' suddenly has no audio under Arch Linux. [OK] User 'schezuk' is in group audio. [OK] Alsa is installed. [OK] Master, Headphone and Speaker is unmuted and 100% loud. [OK] User ...
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Install SW with Non-Root User

We are trying to install a IBM Inofsphere Information Server on a RHEL 6.4 machine for a client, The client has the requirement that the software not be installed from the Root user and you must ...
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Preventing execution of sudo rm -rf /*

Do any Linux distros prevent the execution of sudo rm -rf /* so that people do not accidentally delete their hard drives if they did not know what they are doing?
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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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Get back to sudo group without recovery mode

I made a big mistake when executed command: sudo usermod -G vboxusers me instead of "gpasswd" or "adduser", and I lost sudo group. Is it possible restore it, if I dont know root password, and have ...
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Make my custom program root

I have a custom program in C, that iterates trough a directory and writes a log file with the contents in my home. However, it cannot acces /var/log/ /etc/ and other root folders. How to change that? ...
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Updating /usr/share/mime/ breaks ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I wanted to run a .swf file using the tutorial here (the one with the check), and I typed in update-mime-database /usr/share/mime in the terminal. It said the messages (found ...
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Mercurial commands take more than 20 seconds when run as root-user

when I call any mercurial command (hg init, hg status, hg manifest, hg add, etc) as root user, the commands take more than 20 seconds to complete: # time hg init real 0m25.226s user 0m0.156s ...
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Nmap runs slower as root than normal user

I am working on a bash script to enable automatic detection and remote control of my company's proprietary data recorders. The recorders run a custom version of linux and are essentially powerful pis ...
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How to allow root user to start up under FileVault 2 in Lion?

I just enabled Whole-Disk Encryption (under the name FileVault 2) in Mac OS X Lion. In the setup process, I was asked to select the users whose passwords can unlock the startup disk. I have the root ...
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Ssh into ubuntu guest machine from mac os host as root user

So I have set up an ubuntu virtual machine in virtualbox and the user called dhruv and the hostname dhruvhadoop. I have set up a port forwarding rule from the network settings with name ssh, no host ...
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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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Is there a way to stop root logins from the initial login screen without locking root account?

I'm experimenting with different settings for my machine with Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying a login screen that requires typing in the username first, and then the password, instead of listing the users, ...
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Reset root password of a VM

I removed (distrattament) my "sudo" user from sudo group user, I can't use root because I don't know a password for root. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine and when I open Recovery Menu is limited ...
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properly not using root login for permissions with ftp

First off, I have a strong belief that I am trying to solve this issue with the entirely wrong point of view, so please, feel free to yell at me about how entirely wrong I am. My problem is that my ...
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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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How to solve fsck.ext3: No Such file or directory on redhat 2.6.9-55

I have main two problems here: Error on boot. It said error file system. Forgot root password. How to solve them? This is error occurred when boot, how to solve it while i forgot my root ...
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Running apache as root?

First of all, I don't want to run Apache as root as I know it's a security risk. What can an attacker do if a site runs Apache as root? Can anyone give any scenario (example)?
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Suse root group not having root rights?

I am in the root group of a suse machine but when I use sudo -u <myAccount> ... I get a Root privileges are required for... a few terminal commands: $ cat /etc/sudoers: ALL ALL=(ALL) ...
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Restoring a SD card after using it to root a device

I recently purchased the Nook Touch reading device. I rooted it using the instructions on nookdevs.com Rooting included using win32diskimager to somehow transfer an .img file onto the card. Rooting ...
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How to drop privileges in a script inside a non-interactive shell?

I'm using Docker to create images that I can run as containers. I'm configuring my image all as the root user, including setting up volumes and other things. But once I've got all that configured I'd ...
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Ubuntu: secure a folder & contents ?

Assuming that the root user is pretty much off limits, how would one go about securing a folder & its contents so that viewing & using it or anything in it is denied? e.g. ls would not ...
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Is there a way to root multiple Android devices at the same time?

I need to root 20+ tablets, so I was curious if there is any way to root multiple android tablets at the same time.
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root directory - www or public_html

Is the root directory where all files are kept (directly from accessing from FTP) always "www" or "public_html" depending on what OS? Or is it possible to rename this folder? And if so, what would be ...
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Root directory permissions on Mac OS X 10.6?

I was wondering if it's normal that the root directory / should be owned by “root”. I get asked for my password every time I want to do something there (e.g. save a file, create a directory) and I ...