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What is the different between giving user root privileges and adding it to root's group

In Centos 7 I use visudo to grant root privileges, and I'm wondering what is the different between: myuser ALL=(ALL) ALL and # usermod -aG wheel myuser
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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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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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user\<myuser>\Deskop folder not showing all shortcuts from Desktop

I have windows 10, and I noticed that sometimes when I install some program, the shortcut is created but in the WRONG FOLDER! After a program is installed, the shortcut is created and situated in ...
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How do I write access to users regarding SSH server for remote control in Linux Mint?

SSH server is on computer #1. Computer #1 is running Linux Mint. Computer #2 is running OS X. I used the following command: ssh mike_10.0.0.188 The IP address is from ifconfig from the terminal as ...
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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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Difference between su -c and runuser -l -c

I need to run some command lines as particular user in a shell script. I've found (at least) two way: su user -c 'command' runuser -l user -c 'command' Is there a significant difference between ...
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Read specific page from pdf document and display pdf page to specific user

Every month I have pdf file with 40 pages, and I upload file to folder on webserver. Every user on internal company website have his own page in that pdf file. How to display specific page to specific ...
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restrict access for user to several directories

I'm looking for a possibility to restrict access of a user to his homedirectory and some several other folders with data. /home/user1, /data/media to realize that is not a big deal, but how can I ...
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How can I create an SSH user who only has permission to access specific folders in Ubuntu?

I installed SSH, but I found if I use my original account to login to Ubuntu, it has too many permissions. I want to constrain the user to only have permissions for specific folders in Ubuntu. How ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Del Login Screen [duplicate]

Since I have a touch screen monitor (every touch is a key event), I decided to get rid of my physical keyboard for the computer. The computer has a windows 7 OS. The issue I have is getting pass the ...
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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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Interactive user or not?

I have a domain user called domain\backup This user is used by the backup software to login to servers to perform the nightly backups. No human uses the account but it does have a username and ...
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Windows 7 other user

I want to know how to log on to a hidden account. I know that you can set it so that you will have to enter the username and password but I want the welcome screen that will show the usernames. I ...
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How to setup share / NTFS permissions to allow folder listing only but with full access to a specific folder?

I want to grant User X full access permissions to a specific folder on a network share. The structure is as follows: Server Drive C Folder Shared -> this is a hidden share and ...
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Which user execute a GPO which is granted to unpriviledged user?

When a unprivileged user (or a machine account) of a AD DS domain is granted to execute a GPO. Which user actually execute it for him? Is it possible to choose the user which execute the GPO, ...
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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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How to fix this: cannot create user in Windows 8

On the computer of my son (Windows 8.1) I have a problem that appeared after handling and moved some files of the programs menu. Here's what happened: I created a user "School" because he will use ...
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Su doesn't work - Raspbian

I'm installing an OrangePi (more powerful than the Rasp one). After installing the system with the default root user only I would like to add a new user and connect from ssh adduser foobar I got ...
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Centos 7 pam_tally2 not working

I have edited /etc/pam.d/password_auth to block users logging in from ssh with 3 fails: I have added the pam_tally2.so lines: #%PAM-1.0 # This file is auto-generated. # User changes will be ...
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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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How to make notification to user in Linux?

I wandering to know how to make notification to user in Linux Mint 17? I want to do pause after every 50 min of PC work => and after this time make some notification, like: Please, make some ...
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How can I work out which user is currently logged into a Windows 7 machine?

I have a machine running Windows 7 which I set up a long time ago to autmatically log into windows. That's still working fine, but how can I work out the username of the currently logged in user when ...
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Share CPU equally between users (not processes) in Debian?

Can I share the CPU equally between users (not processes), in Debian? For example, I have two users, I want each to be able to use 50% of the CPU - even if one user has one process running and the ...
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Detect application crash based on app user's name

been trying to create script to detect user's application crash. (Assume the computer is used by multiple users) so far only managed to come out below code to query the application (based on user ...
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What is User Profile Service Error 1530?

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is connected to the domain. The laptop is located in our regional office in Africa (we are in the UK). However, a few domain users in Africa are complaining that they ...
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standard user sftp.ocx problems

I have a program which calls sftp.ocx I think in windows7, 8, 10, when a standard user goes to run the program, the program crashes when it goes to run sftp.ocx, and the standard user doesn't have ...
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Contacts folder replacing user profile

So I wanted to move some user folders that I don't use (favorites, contacts, links, ect..) into a dummy folder. Well, stupid me somehow made the contacts folder replace my user profile, so the ...
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Workgroup Logon

I have a two XP SP3 PC's in a LAN which: Are on their own Workgroups. Have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled. Have the windows (or 3rd party) firewall disabled. Have file and printer sharing installed and ...
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Removing the Chrome profile name button

I am unable to remove the Chrome profile name button. I go to the Chrome flags and I disable Enable new profile management system Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android But when I restart my name ...
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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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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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How am I logged on as a user, when the user doesn't exist in “user accounts”

I logged onto a Windows 7 machine with the username MDC. When I do a "whoami" command it says cityfire\mdc, which I assume means on user "mcd", on "cityfire" domain. But if I look in "user ...
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Postfix can send but not receive mails - Recipient address rejected

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with Postfix 2.11.0 and 2.2.9 Since the last weekend my mailserver can only send emails but not receive them. Any help is much appreciated! :-) The Error in mail.log ...
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Strange user in my External drive's Security Properties

Here is the image showing the odd user in my External drive settings. Its only inside my external drive. Not my main one. What does this user represent? More confusing stuff inside external ...
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Creating a functional MS Access runtime application

I have created a functional Access database Feuilles.accdb. I want several users to be able to enter information via the form interface I created without having access (hehe) to the tables and ...
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How to bulk extract personal certificates on Windows?

We are upgrading computers to Win7 and I've found a computer with 300+ personal certificates and we need to save all of them. Is there a way to bulk export them?
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How do I change UID of 0 from non-root user?

I have set the UID of user01 to be 0 when I created it. Now I am trying to delete the user and it complains "user01 is currently logged in". I check the process list, and that doesn't seem to be ...
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how can I jail user in a directory in ubuntu?

I have installed vsftpd in ubuntu. I have created a user in name of ftpadmin by command sudo useradd ftpadmin and I have set its password too, I also have created a home directory for it using ...
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Is there a way to make a program only usable by a windows administrator?

I want to install a program however I do not want anyone else to be able to use it? Is there a way to limit it to only the administrator on windows 10?
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Give specific user permission to use specific process under Linux

I want to know how to give specific user the permission to use specific process under Linux (Debian), for example MySQL. I have a user named "databasemanager", I want to allow him to log in as this ...
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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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Guest user back to admin user

After couple of hours playing with the users and access of my account now I'm guest and there is no administrator on my laptop. Do you know guys how can I make my guest user back to administrator? I ...
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How do I set the user profile back to default location?

I changed entries in regedit a couple years ago when I installed a ssd to have my user account on a different drive. That drive is failing and even if I create a new account, the new account ends up ...
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Postfix - Alias users SMTP login

I have a postfix mail server, and am looking for a way for aliases to send mail. For example, I have the user alias@example.com which redirects to myemail@gmail.com defined in my mysql mail_aliases ...
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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 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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linux - enabling system user to login?

This user was created using this command: sudo adduser --system --home=/opt/user --group user But now I want that user to be able to login. I can become that user using sudo, but also would like to ...
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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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How to view total CPU and memory usage of per system user in Linux

I know the top command to see the process of CPU and memory usage, but some users of the system can generate a lot of processes, if I wanna know total CPU and memory usage of an user,I must count it ...