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Questions tagged [root]

The name of the main administrative user commonly used in *nix based systems.

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Does a process with CAP_SETUID and CAP_SETGID can always gain full root privileges?

If I have an executable file with CAP_SETUID and CAP_SETGID set inside xattrs file’s attributes. Will I get full root privileges if such executable call setuid();setreuid();setresuid();setfsuid() with ...
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Changed root password on Centos server. Afterwards I can't connect from SSH on my pc

I was able to connect to my centos server using ssh (PuTTy) normally. After I changed the root password of the VPS through my host's control panel I haven't been able to connect to my server via SSH ...
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Apple Yosemite root problems

I always work as a root user, and I've been facing some problems: Finder never saves passwords. Icon positioning changes aren't saved. Other problems in strong sandbox hardening and I can't load a ...
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Idle TeamCity agents dont take compatible tasks from queue

I have new TeamCity 8.1.3 and one task in build queue and compatible enabled agent. But agent is idle. I tried to re-install teamcity, re-install buildAgent and install agent on another machine. ...
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Linux Ubuntu System Error

After I have given myself the access rights for directory /usr and all its contents with sudo chown -R USER /usr my Ubuntu 12.04 System totally fails. E.g. Internetconnection is not possible anymore,...
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Send Email as Root *Before* User Login?

I'm not sure I'm on the right forum for this, but I found some hints in another thread that suggest the knowledge base might work out here. I've got a startup script running as root (managed by ...
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Can't delete file and folder in Ubuntu 16.04 with root access

I tried to delete file 'lock' file in directory /var/lib/apt/lists with with sudo and with sudo -s, but system shows message that operation not permitted, also I can't open /var/lib/apt/list/partial, ...
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Logging all SSH commands through a proxy

Problem: I have a production server I don't trust anyone with. However I can't be the only person to be able to access it. Realization: I need to allow people log in as root, but through a proxy so ...
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Become superuser in firefox os?

I have a core firefox os device. Now it is having some problem with some functions like settings. I have tried to repair it with adb but whenever I try to do something the error message like this ...
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install build-essential without apt and without internet in linux 3.4.7

I want to install build-essential on linux server, where apt command is not found. Im not able to connect internet over the server. I found some solutions, but all of them included apt-get, which I ...
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I can't change permissions on my Applications folder El Capitan 10.11.6

My applications folder won't allow Quicken to update so I tried to add my user name to the applications folder and give it read/write. I don't see staff permissions either and a "fetching" that never ...
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sudo-users Executing and Runnning Commands Recursively

I would like to give a specific user the ability to run and execute commands recursively for a given directory and his subdirectories but only specify the top level directory in the sudoers file. ...
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vmrun error - Home directory is not accessible: permission denied

After updating my linux server from Red Hat 4.8.3-9 to Ubuntu 5.2.1-22. I've reinstalled VMWare on this new machine to host two virtual machines like I did on Red Hat. I have a script to stop the ...
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Cannot remove file from Linux filesystem

I have this file and I cannot get it removed from the filesystem: [root@ad Windows10]# ls -las total 16 8 drwxrwx---+ 2 root root 4096 Jul 30 10:19 . 8 drwxrwx---+ 12 3000024 users 4096 Jul 30 ...
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How do I get the sudo permissions to enable root from Terminal?

I have an MacBook Pro constructed in mid 2014. I do a lot of work on it, and my son does his gaming on it, but when I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, my account (which was the administrator) got demoted to ...
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Debug mode on Nexus 4 with a broken MicroUSB port?

I broke the MicroUSB port of my Nexus 4. It works correctly when charging but not with the debug. I need to know how to enable the debugging over the Wi-Fi connection knowing that I cannot use in any ...
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Can't login to CentOS desktop as root via GUI prompt

I have CentOS 6.5 running on a VM in VirtualBox (Windows host). I had no problems logging in as root from the GUI prompt (clicking on Other and typing root, then my root password and getting the ...
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permit root login red hat

I'm bit confused because I can't perform such an easy thing as permitting root login to the server (I'm using redhat). I changed PermitRootLogin from no to yes on the server's /etc/ssh/sshd_config and ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run a lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being controlled ...
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CentOS 5.5 root password no longer working after change, ftp works fine

I recently had to change the root password to one of our servers due to personnel reasons. The root login was being used both for ftp access, as well as SSH to maintain the server. I changed the ...
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My username and password dont work on SHH Trixbox

I have a Trixbox Linux instaled (based on Asterisk distribution). I can acces the console normally with my root account. Its very simple, restart my machine, type login: root and password ************...
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Booting Linux (rootfs) on Windows

Let's say I have Linux on USB (Ubuntu Debian 6, Kernel 2.6) and I want to boot it on my Windows 10. How would I do it? Folder structure is like this: folder structure
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How to change root directory from different device (e.g. /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sda2)

I have an Ubuntu when booted it has the root system is stored under /dev/sdb1, as can be shown with df command: the fdisk -l looks like this: My question is how can I change the root system from /...
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Samsung Drivers Won't Work When in Fastboot Mode

I have made the mistake of trying to root my phone. Which is fine, but it's a lot more complicated than I thought it was, but since I have asperger's, once I start something, I feel like I have to ...
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Removing directories from PATH

I am trying to run rkhunter, but it is giving me this output: stack/security/rkhunter-1.4.6 ➜ sudo rkhunter --check Password: Invalid BINDIR configuration option: Invalid directory found: ~/.dotnet/...
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Rhel - How to create non root user, to administrate app installed by root?

Installed Syslog-NG as root, because the syslog-NG and its dependency packages like Eventlog is supposed to be installed in custom folder /app/syslog-ng. But, going further, we would like a non-root ...
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How can I get yum to work without root?

If I make all folder in the root directory world writable, something like: sudo chown 777 -R / Would this enable yum to work without root privileges? If not, is there a way similar to this to make ...
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What's the difference between `ssh -lroot host` and `ssh root@host`?

I'm used to doing ssh -lroot hostname when ssh-ing into a server. Others use ssh root@hostname. What's the difference?
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How to remove sudo dependency for programs installed using bioconda?

I installed a program using conda and pip with sudo privileges because the program requires tons of dependencies which installations are root required. After successfully installed the program, I was ...
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Root user no longer exists

I'm running macOS Server 5.6.1 on High Sierra (10.13.4) and I was trying to modify a system launch daemon plist file the other day as my apache installation wasn't working after migration. sudo wouldn'...
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How could I list all users with admin priviledges on CentOS?

I did the following commands: sudoers users list: for USER in `cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd`; do sudo -U $USER -l; done | egrep -A 1 'may run' users on root group: getent passwd | grep -ve 'nologin' ...
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Start desktop for specified user from background service

I'm using a Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome Desktop installed. In my rc.local file I'm starting a java program that communicates with a TCP server. As soon as a certain sequence is received by this socket ...
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Change root to other name in CentOS

I have installed a CentOS VPS on which I am trying to change root to some other name, how can I do it and then disable root login name.
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root user renamed as qroot - unable to su or sudo

Mysteriously, on our public SSH server, root user is now showing up as qroot. All the files owned by root are now owned by qroot. id qroot shows qroot is UID 0 /etc/passwd file is owned by qroot /...
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How to reset a root password using the passphrase ?

I've lost my root password and I would like to recover it (as you might have guessed). I have the passphrase but don't know what I can do with it ? Thanks
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I screwed up and cygwin is in my root drive C:// Does anyone know how to correct this?

I followed the directions for installing Cygwin and it is now in my root drive. Does anyone have a way to move it out of the root directory and into someplace safe?
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Create ISO Image from Root Server on Runtime

is anyone here who knows if its possible to create a ISO-Image from a running server to backup all datas on it? I'm planning to create a backup tool that creates a ISO Image from the whole server and ...
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Bash on win stuck in root mode after deleting the 'user' folder in C:\Users

I was trying to reset bash to resolve the issue unable to resolve host thinking reinstalling linux subsys would help. I intentionally deleted the other 'user' folder. Now I've reinstalled bash many ...
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CentOS 7.3 repquota: Cannot stat() mounted device /dev/root: No such file or directory

I get an email that says this every day or so. Every search has come up with a solution that has not worked for me (apparently did work for CentOS 6.x) Running cPanel on Linode CENTOS 7.3 x86_64 kvm ...
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users are getting sudo to root though it is blocked

I have below entries in sudoers file but users are getting access to root, need to block the same. Cmnd_Alias SUROOT=/bin/su -,/bin/su - root, /bin/su root, /usr/bin/su -, /usr/bin/su - root, /...
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Kali Linux User Name and Password

I Have Install kali linux in dual os with windows 10 , While installing kali I did't show any step for entering any username as well as password and now I have install kali successfully ... And now ...
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I can't be root

My school gave me a dump with different partition, I have to Work on the linux one, it's a open suse modified by the school.. sometimes I need to be root for install stuff with zypper example, they ...
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Can't sudo when logged in with ssh

I set up a ubuntu machine on my local server. I've got a user with sudo privileges (same password as for login). I've got passwordless ssh going by putting my rsa public key on the ubuntu machine. So ...
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Apps crash with “Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 13”

I recently finished school but the IT department didn't unlock my computer. When I try to run certain apps (mostly certain games), they appear on the dock for 0.1 secs and then crash with out an error....
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How to recover the root password (passwd/chroot not found)?

I did init=/bin/bash, ctrl-x, mount of root, but when I try to run chroot or passwd it simply doesn't find any command. I see many tutorials, but they assume I have passwd and chroot. But I have not?...
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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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Not able to log in as root in fedora 17

I am not able to log in as root in Fedora 17 Error is su: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted What to do to solve this error The permission has been changed to -rwxrwxrwx I want to ...
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Can someone put some restriction to copy few files from folder by root in linux

I have the backup script where i was making the tar backup of directory everyday. ON friday i note that my filesize was 30MB but beofrethat it was 200MB. I checked the main folder and it was around ...
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Fedora 16 seems to need a different auto logon auto start shell script?

Im looking for auto root login shell then when logged in auto start a script. Looks like Fedora 16 use very different approach than other Fedoras.
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How can I run GDB without root permissions on a Mac?

When I start GDB from the command line I have no problems. But when I start debugging a program from NetBeans (C++), I get this message: "Type the name and password of a user in the "Developer Tools" ...