I need to run a command with administrative privileges. Someone said I should run a command as root. How do I do this?
For personal linux on my personal notebooks, I've usually set my environment to autologin as root even under X or lower runlevels. I've found my workflow is very pleasant and fast, without any ...
I installed Ubuntu on a computer that is now used by somebody else. I renamed the account with her name, but it only changes the fullname, not the user name, which is still displayed in the top right ...
I was googling this a bit ago and noticed a couple of ways, but I'm guessing that google doesn't know all. So how do you kick users off your Linux box? also how do you go about seeing they are logged ...
I want to give a Fedora user sudo privileges. How do I do that?
How can I know if /dev/sdX is a local HDD or usb key ? best doing this without root privileges. OK , udevadm helped a lot: For local HDD: udevadm info --query=all --name=sdb | grep ID_BUS E: ...
Being new to Linux administration, I'm a little confused about the following commands: useradd usermod groupadd groupmod I've just finished reading the user administration book in the Linux/Unix ...
Beside our internal IT infrastructure, we've got around 500 Linux machines hosting our services for the on-line world. They are grouped in a bunch of clusters like Database A-n, Product A-n, NFS, ...
I found a guide that explains how to set a user's password. I'm trying to automate it and send an e-mail to the user like: userid created with password XYZ. request to change the initial password. ...
Once in a while (often a long while), I have a difficulty where I execute a command that completely screws up a Linux machine. Most recently, I accidentally mounted-again the root partition (thinking ...