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Unix User groups permissions

When I try to run an application I have 'moved' by zippping + unzipping from one host to another it says :This program can only be executed by users in group 1002. Can Anybody please decipher what ...
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1answer
172 views

Adding multiple users to FreeNAS

I need to add a couple dozen user accounts for ftp access to our FreeNAS box. Is there any way to accomplish this without manually entering each one via the GUI?
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root vs Administrator vs SYSTEM

When comparing the various linux distributions with Windows' software, what is the fundamental difference in terms of levels of access with the administrative accounts? I always thought that the ...
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3answers
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Can a Linux user belong to more than one group?

Can a Linux user belong to more than one group? If it is allowed, then one use may access files from two groups, that would be quite nice! If not, is there any alternative way to have this function? ...
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1answer
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Setting the group of a Unix process

When I run: ps -e -o pid,user,group I see that processes have users and groups (among other properties). How can I as a user influence the group assignment to the processes that I start? In other ...
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1answer
175 views

General administrator/deploy user permissions on centos

I'd like a user who is capable of managing the files of other users, but still must run sudo to access those files and functions outside of a /home/directory. Is such a user/group already defined in ...
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1answer
90 views

Number of groups for unix user limit change

In continuation of the question How Many Unix Groups Can A User Be A Member Of?: can I somehow change this limit?
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1answer
640 views

Newly created users .ssh folder is in the wrong place

I'm trying to create new users on my Media Temple (dv) 3.5 who have the same access as a beta account. The reason for this is so my development team can use GitHub for source management without ...
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Second root account

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 ...
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0answers
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Create a “postgres” user account on OSX?

I just made a mistake: I installed PostgreSQL on Mac OSX 10.6.7 and when I wanted to connect to it I did su postgres, then it asked me for a password and I did sudo passwd postgres to change the ...
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4answers
597 views

How to alter output from the 'who' and 'w' command?

I don't want my users to see each others ip's/login info so I want to alter the output when they use the 'who' and 'w' commanda to hide that info - is there a way to do this?
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1answer
187 views

Unix User Group or Sudo/Su

I am in a situation where I have to chose between unix user groups or sudo to tackle an issue. To give some background, A Linux app is installed as user X. The installation copies some scripts and ...
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2answers
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Permissions: Why do I always have to type 'sudo' before every command?

I'm editing theme files in a wordpress site owned by www-data:www-data as my main user 'oma'. Every time I create a file or edit one, I have to use the sudo command and it gets created as root:root. ...
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1answer
194 views

Can I set a unique date/time for a single user in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to give different users unique system date/times in Ubuntu? For example, if I wanted the date to always be June 22nd for user Bob (because that's his birthday) but still have the ...
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1answer
531 views

Lock users in a directory

File structure: I have a VPS running Debian OS and would like to create user accounts on it. I want it so that when the user logs in with FTP, everything in var appears to be their home directory ...
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1answer
821 views

Unix Permissions issue with users belonging to the same group accessing a folder

I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the mt-daapd user to access my Music directory, ...
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1answer
819 views

Owner group of /var/www

If I change the owner of /var/www to ftpgroup sudo chown :ftpgroup /var/www am I going to have other kind of issues ? Or is that ok ?
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What is the “wheel” user in OS X?

I recently reinstalled iTunes and I noticed something peculiar. The "original" version of iTunes has a user in the permissions known as "wheel" that is set to "Read Only". I dragged this version of ...
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How do I list the groups that a UNIX user is a member of?

With pts m groupname I can list the users in a group. How can I do the opposite - that is, list all the groups that a user is a member of? (I need this to find the name of a group that I know a user ...
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3answers
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GNU-Screen still has only old groups for my username

I was recently added to a group on the unix server. My active screen session has not been update to the new groups: $groups A B C D $screen -r $groups A B C Without closing my screen session is ...