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Is there a way to create a process which can be killed by anyone in Linux?

For example, I would like to start running a process in the background SECRETLY on a Ubuntu server , but whenever anybody except me logins to the server, the process must be killed by that user. Is it ...
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Grant a user access to directories shared by root (mod: 770)

I want to grant a user (username: eddie) access to all directories (with mod 770) shared by root (myself). I do it this way: groups root (here comes a list of groups in which root user is) usermod ...
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How to arbitrarily map user/group ownerships in rsync

I need to rsync a directory to a remote server so that all files belonging to user X and group Y on the source (local) machine are mapped to user W and group Z on the destination (remote) machine. If ...
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Can't switch to all users in WIN 8 - search extended user control

I'm using Windows 8 (not PRO) and I created different users (as local or MS user). But in the "normal" user control center (e.g. control nusrmgr.cpl) I get only two users. I found one day a page ...
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RPM User specific updates

I have packaged my software as rpm and everything is working just fine with software however there is one part of contents of rpm which I can't find proper way to update. Every user in system has ...
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Change who is logged in upon boot

I just booted my Raspberry Pi, and created a new user, nacht. Currently upon boot, I get a prompt logged in as pi but I want to be logged in as nacht. How do I change this setting? Or should I ...
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Windows: Have a new user to utilize another user profile

this is a bit tricky and hope you can help me. I'm migrating from an old domain to a new one lots of Windows Servers, now I'm in a point where some years ago somebody set up two VMs (Win 2k3) to run a ...
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Is it possible to track a mobile phone (cell phone) without Internet/GPS? [closed]

Is it possible to track the current location of a Mobile user without using internet and GPS? Is there any way of locating the user by only using the network provider info, signal reception and ...
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User privileges LDAP scheme

I needed to create a user (it's already created) in my LDAP schema and want to give privileges of reading/writing to that user like if they were the admin but just for a specific subtree. The thing ...
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gdm3 on debian wheezy not remembering users after reboot

When logging on and off from gnome/gdm3, the last user is displayed as expected. As soon as I reboot the machine (or restart dbus and gdm3) the last user list is empty again. ck-history --last shows ...
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How do I keep the same UID among many servers?

I have many servers with LDAP which mantain the users UID the same among the servers, but how can I change and keep the same UID for local users ? For example, the user tomcat, when someone create an ...
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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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Getting Loggedin username for Windows 7 remotely

I have few PC at remote locations. I would like to know the user who is currently logged in to those machines. Is there a way I can get this information remotely? I have access to AD, SCCM.
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Create user account for current logged in user

We have over 100 users that need to be made users on their Windows 7 machines. It's very easy to write a script using net user, but it doesn't get us a level of automation we need. I would like to be ...
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Deleted user and root account on debian

One of my colleague removed by error etc/passwd and etc/shadow files. The problem is that now the system doesn't have any account.Impossible to connect by ssh or to work on it. How can I create a ...
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SSH - ftp user multiple folder permissions

I have a server with SSH access. Hope anyone can help me very quickly with permissions. I have a folder, in that folder there are 10 more folders (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10). I created ...
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How to add lots (>15) of users on a chrome browser multiple user

Chrome lets you add multiple users to the browser. But when you begin to add a lot i.e. more than 15 users you stop being able to access the 'New User' button as well as users below the fold. This ...
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Red x on windows user

I have the same issue as this serverfault question. My question is what does the red cross on the user mean? In my case he is the administrator. How do I remove the red cross. I restarted the computer ...
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How can I use powershell to list all files I uploaded to server?

At work there's a network and everyone has a username and password that they use to log in. How can I search for my files on this network? I could list all the files like this: cd ...
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CentOs vsftpd - Users not being jailed

I have 3 users created and I have installed and configured (or so I thought) VSFTP to jail users to their own home directory but it's not working they can browse right to the route folders. What am I ...
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How give the permission to access subfolders in /root?

I need give the permission to read/write in this folder, which are subfolder of /root directory to mike.jackson (for some reason someone crete this folder inside /root) : ...
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The same user profile and other user icon shown twice on the log on screen of windows 7 pro

For some reason I have a machine that is showing the last user who logged in twice on the log on screen. After you hit the Ctrl-Alt-Delete command it will show the last user logged in but twice and it ...
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How to install Linux software and make it available to a particular group

I just installed my first Linux desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) and am playing around with it. I would like to download/install several pieces of software and make them only available to a new group, called ...
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Access PostgreSQL on Mac without switching users

I've got a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5), with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 installed. I've initialized a database cluster and started a server, all as the postgres user. When I try to access certain ...
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Why do I have to sudo to do anything outside of my /home directory?

I just installed my first Linux desktop (64-bit Ubuntu 12.04) and am playing around with it: myUser@myMachine:~$ cd /opt/ myUser@myMachine:/opt$ mkdir lemmiwinks mkdir: cannot create directory ...
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Ubuntu issues with $BASH_VERSION and new user

I'm logging into my new Ubuntu VPS via SSH from a terminal in Ubuntu desktop. I have created a new user adam, which I've added to the sudo group, so I don't have to log in as root all the time. When I ...
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Permission denied for other users than root

I have a directory called sai at /var/www/html/. I gave permission initially 755 and tried 777. I have loggen in as user nitish. When I tried to edit the files , it says the file is read-only. But if ...
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Limit Linux Debian user privilleges

Hi I need to create user on Linux Debian that can only access /usr/src/xxx catalog and use screen command to run server. Could you help me with it? I would be really thankful. Have a nice day!
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How to run 'ifconfig wlan0 down/up' with a comm user?

I need to run ifconfig wlan0 down and ifconfig wlan0 up with my common user. How can I perform this?
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Arch Linux startx on login

I want to start my window manager when I log in with a spesiific user, but stay in the console if I log in as root. So I want the startup to be as it is, but at the login prompt, if I choose my user, ...
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Cannot switch to jenkins user redhat linux

I have a redhat linux server running jenkins. I setup jenkins as per the instructions mentioned here https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Installing+Jenkins+on+Red+Hat+distributions The problem ...
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XAMPP phpMyAdmin failed with #2002

New test server running Windows 7 64 bit. I installed XAMPP and created a seperate user other than the root. When I created another account and initiated XAMPP I was able to get localhost but when ...
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Is there a way to measure an employee's computer usage?

I have been asked to see if a user is being productive. Windows 7 doesnt log much in the way of computer usage, but I was thinking it would be possible to see how long the computer is in a locked ...
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Check file permissions for another user

Apache is complaining about not being able to access a file. Is there an easy way to find out what is blocking the access? I know that I can go through the process of knowing which groups the user ...
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How to connect SSH to localhost in Windows7?

Connect SSH Secure Shell to localhost in Windows machine. What will be host name, username , port and authentication method filled in Quick connect of SSH? I tried with 127.0.0.1, but it is ...
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OS X Lion Still Broken: root user account will not logout, shutdown, or restart

Is there a fix for the Lion Root User Logout Problem? After logging into the root user on Lion I cannot logout by choosing logout, I cannot shut down the computer by choosing shut down, I cannot ...
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Linux user issues with PAM?

Had setup a user to use instead of root. Was working fine and dandy till I started playing with user settings. Now all users (apart from root) borked. Can't login (ssh) with other users, even after ...
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How can I login with system user (prosody)?

I installed prosody XMPP server and now I'd like to create XMPP user via SSH (which basically means running custom script on that server). I assume that script should be run by prosody user, because ...
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Linux group and permission - why I can't access a folder I already have permission to?

I encounter a very very strange problem today... I followed a link to install GitLab on my Linux server today, in the Gitolite section, there are two lines to set permission and ownership of a folder: ...
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How to kill all processes with the same name?

I want to kill all processes with the same name that belong to a user, for example: $ps -u user_1 2345 myapp 2346 myapp 2347 myapp 2348 myapp2 2349 myapp I want to kill all "myapp" processes that ...
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Debian user keeps getting killed

I keep getting booted out of one of the user account on my Debian Squeeze server. At first I thought that it had something to do with SSH, but it still happens even if I log into another account and ...
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How do I login to a preinstalled Ubuntu file system archive?

I installed a preinstalled ubuntu 12.04 desktop root fs archive on SD card and booting it on my new Chrome book. I was able to boot and see the Ubuntu Login screen and able to login as guest. But how ...
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Add linux user with restricted access

I need to create a user on linux with access rights only to one folder. Background: I have installed git on my virtual server (Debian). I also created a user for the repository. There is a lot of ...
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How to find out if root read some of my files in the home directory?

I have one non-privileged account on a Linux server and I don't want root to read my documents. How do I find out if root did something I don't want to happen? This issue is not the same as Super ...
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How do I add users to another users group?

I have an user john and an user keith in Ubuntu server I added these users using sudo adduser John sudo adduser Keith How can I now add john to Keith's group? I tried: sudo usermod -aG Keith ...
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How to disable keyboard on a user using ssh?

I am trying to create an automated monitoring system that other people can see but cannot do commands. I have a problem where the user is automatically connected to a screen where the monitoring is ...
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changing scheduled task user with same rights gives error result

We are successfully running scheduled tasks on a windows 2003 server. The tasks are all executed batch files that are physically on a different server on the network. We use a domain admin user (so ...
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Create a new user at startup in Fedora Linux

I have this virtual machine with Fedora KDE. I want to distribute it but without any default user, except the root of course or another skeleton one. In the first run the person that runs it should ...
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Is it possible for root to execute a command as non-root

I am root user and suppose i want to run any application as another user. is it possible, without switching to another user. Something like # google-chrome user=abc I am actually executing a cli ...
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Ubuntu, User Accounts messed up

I need to fix Ubuntu Accounts somehow but I don't really see how it could be done. The problem is: files /etc/passwd and /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts where changed. /etc/passwd Before ...