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Questions tagged [home-directory]

directory in which all the settings and documents for a particular user are stored on a multi-user operating system

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How to add ~/.zshrc file into git?

I would like to create a backup of the .zshrc file in my ~/ directory and avoid versioning all other items. How to exclude all subdirectories and their content? For example: cd ~/subdirectory/ &&...
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Can I share my home among multiple operating systems?

Is it possible to have on the same hard disk a single home partition (e.g. EXT4), shared by multiple operating systems? What I would like to do is to install Linux, HURD and DragonFlyBSD on the same ...
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What does double slash (//) directory mean in robots.txt?

You will get the following output with: curl https://www.ibm.com/robots.txt I delete many lines, keeping only part of it. User-agent: * Disallow: // Disallow: /account/registration Disallow: /...
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Make a Shortcut to C:\Users\<user> Instead of a Shortcut to System Folder

Whenever i make a shortcut to "C:\Users\" or "Pin to Quick access", Windows automatically turns it into a System folder. I don't want to have the shortcut go to the system folder. I want to have it ...
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Device to boost wifi from ethernet port in wall

I have ethernet cabling throughout my house, but I have a dead spot for the wifi in one of the rooms of the older part of the house, so is separated from my router by a thick wall. There is a port in ...
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Is it possible to separately encrypt individual user home folders in macOS?

I use my Mac for both work and personal stuff, and have separate logins for both. I'd like to move both home folders to individually encrypted volumes, so that a login on one cannot view the home ...
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How to install when permission denied to /usr/local/bin/ [closed]

I need a quick help. I am a beginner so I think my problem is an easy one: Here it goes: I need to install a software application called muscle, and these are the steps from its website: wget http://...
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Can the default directiory be changed for multiple libraries at once (i.e. Documents, Pictures, Music)

As explained in Change Default directory of Documents and Settings?, Windows has a built-in option for moving the default library folders to different directories. (Ex: moving My Documents from C:\...
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Should $HOME or /var/opt/ be used for files that a user does not directly access but are user specific?

The linux file system standard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard identifies /home/username/ as the location for a users files and settings. It also identifies /var/opt/ as ...
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Getting Access denied message in command prompt

I recently installd python on my system and am trying to make a directory for python files in my Windows 8.1 system using the command prompt. When I write the following simple command in cmd, mkdir ...
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Limit a users access in vsftp to the home directory

I have the following setup: (1) raspberry pi 3 with Raspbian and vsftp. The goal is to be able to connect to the ftp raspberry with clients such as WinSCP or Filezilla. It is possible right now ...
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How to configure Apache to use a PHP installation in the home directory of a non-root user?

I compiled and installed PHP 7 as a non-root user (with the --prefix=${HOME}/php option) in his home directory on a Centos 6.8 server. There exists also a working system installation of Apache 2.2.15 ...
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FTP Can't see the content of some folders

I am using Filezilla server and I've created a user with all privileges on specific folder and sub folders, but unfortunately, when LIST some directories it shows that the folder is empty even though ...
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how to move files from subfolder to parent folder?

How do you move all files inside subfolders into the parent folder. eg: move all mp3 files inside lots of folders into parent music folder?how to do from cmd? i want the simplest and easiest way to do ...
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How much of the Windows Users directory should I copy to a new installation?

I am going to set up a fresh install of Windows 10 (I'm getting a new CPU and using the opportunity to install Windows onto an SSD). How much of my current Users/[username] directory will I be able to ...
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Ubuntu home folder larger than sum of user folders

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I don't understand this: >> cd /home >> sudo du -shc * | sort -hr 13G total 13G myuser >> ls -a . .. myuser >> cd myuser >> sudo du -shc * |...
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OS X what are default ownership and permissions for home directory?

In related questions I see instructions on how to set permissions. What is the default OS X permission for one's home directory. How is mine different? (See snippet): jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ pwd /...
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Can not find .gitconfig in user directory

I opened the CMD and go to my user folder. Inside is the .gitconfig file. When I do git config --global http.proxy http://127.0.0.1:3128 it says that the file/folder .gitconfig is not found! Why ...
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Home network visibility

I am setting up a network in my house and I am facing a problem. I cannot access my home NAS server that is currently under the second router from PCs that are connected to the main router, this image ...
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How to monitor file/folder changes made while offline?

We are 4 friends, working on a project. Everyone works separately on a computer (windows), and all the files are stored in a shared network drive in one of the PCs. We want to monitor the changes ...
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Re-restricting permissions to Documents directory (to only its user in Windows) after moving it (onto another NTFS partition)

I moved a user's Documents folder (let's call the user "Beta") to a separate partition by going to the user's My Documents folder, right-clicking, selecting Properties, clicking on the Location tab, ...
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Windows restores old home directory on each login

My main desktop is a Windows 7 Enterprise machine which is bound to a corporate Windows domain. My official user account is stored in the corporate domain / active directory. I can use any computer in ...
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Unable to mount ecryptfs home, after years of uninterrupted work

I have old machine with Ubuntu updated from 11.04 to 15.04, with encrypted $HOME like described here. Around two-three years after installation (around about one year or two years ago) username was ...
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Comparing files in folders in windows

I am in need of a solution that allows me to compare a sum of of files within two different directories. I was performing a half terabyte copy to Onedrive for business from a NAS device when some ...
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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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how can I restrict access to a folder or file to prevent users from opening it

I have some files and one folders that are private. I don't want the users able to see them. I want to show them a message contained 'this file (or folder) is limited and you can not open it'. until ...
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User moved root directory into subdirectory, or tried to, machine unresponsive

A particularly special user of mine inadvertently ran a command to move files that looked something like this: mv /* /home/ubuntu/GS14K/ This led to a series of errors: mv: cannot move /bin' to/...
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Windows 7 - What happens when you delete the AppData folder? [duplicate]

What happens when you delete the entire C:/Users/Username/AppData folder? I haven't used my Windows boot in a while and want to make space on my harddrive. But if I decide to use Windows again, I don'...
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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0x8007054f an internal error occurred trying to create file

In a scenario where a Windows domain controller was configured with Folder Redirection (for its domain users) to an existing set of folders on a Mac Server, that is/was being used by Mac domain users, ...
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Cannot write to /home directory even as root user

I am trying to create a directory as a root in /home but I get the following error: mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Permission denied I have checked the permissions by running ls -ld /home is :...
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Starting a chroot and drop into nonprivileged user home

I need to (temporarily) jail a non-privileged user. I tried something like: sudo chroot --userspec=mcon:users /wherever/chroottarget /bin/bash -i This almost works, but it doesn't set env vars (...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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What is %windir%?

What does %windir% stands for? I am receiving a malware analysis report with things like windir%\system32\catroot, %windir%\folder1\folder2 and I want to know what does it mean?
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ....
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Starting gnome-shell with different home

In the company I work for we have home directories mounted by network filesystem. Like all networks our lan can be slow or unreliable at times. Most of my system deals with this kind of situation but ...
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How to avoid `.viminfo` in `$HOME`

In one of my setting files I set viminfo to set viminfo+=n~/.cache/vim/info Now both ~/.viminfo and ~/.cache/vim/info are created. If I deleted ~/.viminfo it gets recreated again. How can I tell ...
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my home dir is emptied by windows?

My notebook (xp) has recently broke down, and I moved its HDD to my desktop (xp) as a slave drive, to access my data. To work with more or less the same environment as before, I set the home dir of ...
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How do I keep my home directory clean?

I have far too much in my home directory, but I can't move a lot of it because it's mostly dotfiles that are required by other programs (games, libraries, etc.). Ideally, everything of that sort would ...
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Can an OS X home dir be on an exFAT partition?

I am looking to move my Mavericks (OS X 10.9) home dir to a exFAT partition. (Why is not important right now - I am just looking for technical info.) Are there known limitations to doing this? If ...
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how to use grep and mv together in a directory in shell?

how do you grep the contents of all files in a directory for "TEST" then move those files to a different directory(like the home dir.)?
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Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Should I put the home directories on an SSD? [closed]

Considering the usage of home directories under Linux, should I put them on an SSD disk along with the OS (perhaps on a separate EXT4 partition) or should I leave them on spindle? What's your view?
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How can I install Ubuntu on new hard drive maintaining old home directory?

As per subject I'll install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new SSD. My current home directory is already on another partition, on a different physical disk. Can I tell Ubuntu to point to that ...
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Linux: User vs group permissions

I'm fairly new to Linux and testing around with it. I'm SSHing into the server, and I created a testuser while logged in as root ussing adduser. I noticed that it didn't create a home directory, so I ...
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chmod 700 -R ~ - is it safe?

I'm thinking of doing 'chmod 700 -R ~'. Can it be dangerous? What can happen what I don't expect? Also, is there any way to keep all files on $HOME to be -rwx------?
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Homedrive not mapping on 2 PCs

I have a problem with 2 PCs. They are both on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64Bit and are part of a domain. The problem: Home drive (H:) not mapping to any user profile Admin / Non-Admin. Facts: All ...
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OS X Server - Networked home directories become locked after a time

In our infrastructure, we are running OS X 10.8 clients, with networked home directories. The homedirs are served from OS X Server 10.8 via AFP. Every so often (I haven't figured out the exact ...
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Can we permission to user account for modify any file in any drive?

We have a PC that has one account, the Administrator. I created a user account with member of user permission. Problem is that I can not modify, type and save any .xls, .doc or .ppt file. So, are ...