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Ubuntu, user can't write to a directory and I don't see why not

I've got a directory, /var/www/someProject/backup/mysql, and I want the user mysql to write to it. Each time I try to write to it with the mysql user, I get a "can't read/write" error. Yet the ...
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How do I let user 'Y' write in folder 'A' only when executing script 'X'?

How do I let user Y write in folder A only when executing script X?
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From the Active Directory Snap-In, how can I find the GUID for a user?

How ca I view the GUID associated with an Active Directory user under windows 7?
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Remote Desktop to a user while still logged on

Is there a way to connect remotely to another user while there is a user still on the same PC. So one PC with users and both of them logged in at the same time, one locally and one remotely? Sorry i ...
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Run part of a bash script as a different user

Is there a way to make part of a script run as a different (non-root) user? If it helps , the part to be run as a different user occurs at the end of the script Edit : OS -> Ubuntu 9.04
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Create a hidden Admin account on Windows Vista

My parents are computer illiterate in a big way. They each have separate accounts on a Windows Vista machine using the welcome screen. I want to create a hidden Administrator account I can use to ...
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How can I create a user with read-only access to all files? (ie root without writing permissions)

For backing up my server, I would like to remotely access it via SSH. To minimize all risks, it want to user a user who only has read access, but to all files, just like root. However, he shouldn't ...
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How to determine logged on user in Windows XP?

What's the easiest way to determine the logged on user in Windows XP (without loading any support tools)? I'm looking for something similar to the 'whoami' command but for Windows. I need something ...
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How to recover Ubuntu user password

A while ago I've installed Ubuntu as a second OS on my laptop, just to try out Linux. I have created one user & gave it admin privileges. Haven't touched it for a while, and, of course, forgot ...
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Windows Vista Login results in Clean Profile

recently whenever I login to my 10-month old account on Windows Vista the desktop launches brand new. As if the account was created 10 seconds before. The user account picture and desktop picture is ...
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To change $USER in OS X's terminal

I would like an other way to change my current user than by GUI. It would be great that if you can change the user as fast as you can your login shell by chsh. How can you change the user in OS X's ...