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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 ...
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Autologin 2 Windows users OR Login another user from the desktop

I'm using two windows users on my HTPC at the same time. One is just for watching videos and one for administration via remote. This setup is quite ideal for me since windows can handle multiple ...
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What's the quickest way to move your Windows user account to another HDD partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move Users folder in Windows 7 to another drive in order to save space in SSD main drive? My user is placed on my SSD, which I want to move to my 500GB because my ...
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No Other User In Task Manager Users Tab Windows 7

I want to ask why there is only me on Task Manager's Users tab. Originally I wanted to be able to chat with other clients on my local network using msg command, but I can't found any other user. How ...
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How do I setup a systemd service to be started by a non root user as a user daemon?

I just finished the install and setup process of systemd on my arch-linux system (2012.09.07). I uninstalled initscripts (and removed the configuration files). What I want to do is create a service ...
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What differences are between Authenticated Users, SYSTEM, Administrators (ADMIN\Administrators), and Users (ADMIN\Users)

In Windows 7, what differences are between Authenticated Users, SYSTEM, Administrators (ADMIN\Administrators), and Users (ADMIN\Users) I saw them when right click on a partition and click ...
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Windows feature to prevent limited account from login when admin logon is switched off

I am using Windows XP SP2, I have two user accounts (admin and limited), So I wish there could any windows feature when I login as admin and switch user (I mean lock screen), then limited user can't ...
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user account for SMB

is it possible to create user accounts under windows just for home network sharing? I don't want the account to appear in the list of login windows. I don't need it to have its own set of folders, ...
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How to disable start up programs for only one user

The title says it all. I got 2 accounts. How do I disable some programs with msconfig on that particular account but not on the other account?
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Limit a user to VI and Tail

I'm running a server on centos 6.0 and I'm looking for a way to limit ssh access of one user to only tail and vi and only in their home folder. I found some guidelines to the home folder part but ...
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Manage mysql files with nother user

I need to copy files in /var/lib/mysql/database/* yo another dir with admin user. File in /var/lib/mysql/database has 660 mysql:mysql I already add admin user to mysql group, but it didn't work.
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How to find out the available (and used) user resources?

With ulimit, we can find out how many open files, running processes etc. at most the user can have at the same time. My question is: how can we find out how much of these limits are being used and how ...
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Logging into a hidden user account remotely on Windows 7

There are a lot of tutorials/articles to create a user account in Windows. In fact, they are just hiding the particular user name from the logon screen. But I want to create an user account that ...
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Attempt to connect to wireless internet at home and i am asked for User Credentals, nothing I enter works

I just got a new modem and am trying to connect my windows 7 desktop to the new wireless connection. I had no issues on the three previous connections I have used, but for some reason when I click on ...
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Creating an account/access to an VServer for a PHP/MySQL/Apache developer

I normally work with my server on my own, but now I have an external developer with whom I have never worked before. I need to work with him for a longer period of time before giving him full access ...
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How do you transfer a user account to another computer?

I am traveling and I am using a laptop which is not mine (because I left my own laptop at my home). I got too carried away with the borrowed laptop and I made a user account on it. I do not want to ...
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Windows XP SP3 user profile issue

The machine is Windows XP SP3, and according to them, the machine was reset (appears factory reset) after dealing with their ISP to upgrade their router. The represenitive connected and did something ...
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user activity monitoring

I'm a sysadmin for a small network and want to monitor user activity. Is there a good/standard software I can use? I'm not looking for keylogging but would like to see where they are spending most of ...
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Backup/Logging - Active Directory

Hey I'm using Active directory on a network with around 150 users, all members of different groups with different policies etc. it would be a huge problem for our network if e.g. by mistake an admin ...
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adding a user to a webserver

How can I setup a user on my Ubuntu 10.04 VPS so I can login through FTP and upload .php .html, etc files. I know the default path is /var/www but I'd rather not login through root and upload to ...
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Edit restriction in Microsoft Onenote

I have multiple notebooks shared within my team. However, I want one of the notebook/page, to be restricted. Other team members should not have the access the edit a specified notebook/page. They ...
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cygwin: ~ != $HOME

When I start cygwin, my ~ dir is the same as $HOME. After some time, ~ dir changs, while $HOME stays the same. I am puzzled by this, not sure where to look. Maybe someone experienced this, or has some ...
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Hide or Delete the User Home Folder in Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

I am using Windows 7. I don't like the User Home Folder in the Windows Explorer navigation pane. In fact, I don't like the folder itself. I never use it, per se, and it comes up sometimes as an ...
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Access other users with admin via SSH

I have the admin password to a remote computer(mac). How can I access another user that I do not have the password of?
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Incorrect password for Linux user

I am unable to log into a regular user account using a password, so I first change the password to something I know... As root, passwd theUser put in the password: thepassword it states it ...
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Keeping users inside their home directory

I have a fresh install of CentOS and I'm currently setting up users. Their home directories reside within /home/username/ and I want to make it so that they cannot ls or cd outside that area when ...
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Linux - Limit user's ftp access to home directory

I have created a user in linux (User1 for the purpose of this question). I have changed User1's home directory to a new directory. I would like to ensure that User1, when FTP'ing, cannot browse out of ...
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User Authentication [closed]

Is there any free or commercial service that would allow me to implement user authentication (user registration and management) for my static website using just javascript embed code?
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How can I ban a user from accessing my router?

How can I ban a user from accessing my router – or how can I end his session? My router is a D-LINK DI-514.
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How to export and import an user profile from one Quassel core to another?

I have been using Quassel as my bouncer for IRC for quite a long time now. We (a group of administrators of a small network) have set up a shared Quassel core with many users on the same core. But ...
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Login to a windows (domain) user account when not connected to internet

When I am on my local network I log into a computer that is added to a domain. This creates a local user profile with my documents, desktop etc. Problem is that I am unable to login to this account ...
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List of current logged on users, from list of PCs

From a list of computers (IP address, or hostname), is there a tool I can use to build a list of the currently logged on user for each computer? I have a tool which can do this but used all computers ...
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Increasing the user space on windows XP machine

I have a problem with user space on XP. I have a machine with 3GB RAM and my application needs more memory. One solution would be increase the RAM to 4GB and switch on the 3GB Switch. Right now, I ...
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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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Cannot log onto new accounts - “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded”

I'm on a fairly new install of Win 7 x64 with default UAC settings. I recently had to delete a user profile due to the win 7 2012 virus issue, but when trying to create a new profile (any profile ...
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set user's PATH variable without admin access in XP

I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine ...
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How do I modify the short username in OS X?

I have modified my username from Supreeth to Sagar R Kothari. But I feel that it's not applied in most of the places where it's used. The username Supreeth is found in each new project (e.g. project ...
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Assign Port to specific user

I need to be able to assign specific ports to a given user to listen at. Say I have user X, I want him to be able to only listen on port 500. User Y only on port 501. How can I do this? Im working on ...
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Is it standard practice to make a user's profile Documents and Settings and Local Setting Read Only and Hidden?

Is it common practice to make a user's profile Documents and Settings and Local Setting "Read Only" and "Hidden", e.g from a Systems Admin perspective? In my experience, this is rare, however I work ...
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How to SSH to localhost without password?

EDIT: Putting exactly what was done. I need to SSH to localhost without a password, the usual way of doing it (with public keys) do not work. user@PC:~$ rm -rf .ssh/* user@PC:~$ ssh-keygen -t rsa ...
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Can I resume an existing vim process?

When I left work yesterday I left vim open with the files I was working on. I'm working from home today, so I VPN'ed in, and when I go to edit those same files, I get the warning that there's another ...
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Is Remote\username same as ComputerName\username or username in windows 7/xp?

Is there any difference if I log in as: username computername\username remote\username domainname\username something\username I want my computer to behave differently depending how I log in. Is ...
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While adding a new user in Microsoft Office 365 stuck at a results step

Recently I have signed up for Microsoft Office 365 and while trying all different features of this product, I wanted to share some documents with my friend so I decided to add a new user. I have ...
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Run Tomcat Service as Different User on Windows 7

I have installed Tomcat6 using the 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer download version. In the setup instructions, it is recommended that "For optimal security, the service should be run as a ...
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Restrict user to delete 1 folder, add/change/delete files in that folder

I want to limit delete of a particular folder in the user's home folder and to restrict any add/change/delete on files in that restricted directory. /home/myuser /home/myuser/_protected //no delete ...
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How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day)

With the current (one hour in at the moment) trial by all the big boys (Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) I wondered how IPv6 will effect home users and the Internet as a whole. Will the change ...
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My main User directory is gone, how can I get it back?

If I open up my hard drive and navigate to Users, my main account is not there. How can I get it back? In retrospect I realize it has been gone for a while, but since it still appears in the Sidebar ...
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Create a Windows XP user from a linux partition

Long story short, someone repaired my brother's computer and set a password on his account, now we can't get in and can't contact the person who set the password. Is it possible to create a Windows ...
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Run an application as a domain user from VPN [duplicate]

I am connected to a VPN as a domain user. I would like to run a local application as the domain user from the VPN instead of my local workgroup user. If I select run as a different user and insert ...