The /home directory or partition contains user-specific configuration files, caches, application data and media files.

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Is there a way to get Arch to run fully after deleting the home partition?

I tried dual booting Kali Linux on an existing Arch Linux and I may have formatted the home partition for Arch in the process. So I was wondering is there any way at all that I can get Arch to run ...
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Lock SSH DOR access the same as VSFTPD?

I'm quite new to Linux, I'm running CentOS 6.7 and I'm trying to follow best practice procedure of creating a user "instead of using root" but I want to restrict their SSH file browsing capability to ...
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Autofs home directories with passwordless logins

I want a setup where a user home directory is mounted on login (autofs). This is working with password based authentication. However, I want passwordless authentication, by generating public keys. ...
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Two users with the same 'home' folder but different '.profiles'

I would like to have at least two users signing in the same home folder, so them need to have full access to this folder, but with different 'profile' behavior. host-foo: user1 : /home/foo-folder ...
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Move /home from sda to sdb and

I am setting up an Xubuntu 14.04 machine with a 20G drive sda and a 80G drive sdb. After loading Xubuntu 14.04 on sda, how can I move /home to sdb ? I am using lv partitioning with encryption.
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How can I mount /home in a usb drive and keep the files?

I need to write a script that can mount /home in an USB drive at the boot and keep all the files in the USB drive after ejecting it. At every boot, if there is an USB drive plugged in, the script ...
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Elegant Way To Store Dotfiles on GitHub

I need an elegant solution to store my dotfiles on GitHub for easy access. I tried to create a dotfiles directory and symlink all the dotfiles into there. Then I tried adding the symlinks to git and ...
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How Do I Install Themes In Cinnamon?

I downloaded a couple of themes for Cinnamon but I don't know how to install them. The website I went to said: To install a theme: Download it and decompress it in ~/.themes. I type ~/.themes ...
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Mount NTFS partition as /home with fstab

I am currently installing Arch Linux on a machine which has Windows 10 already installed on it, and I want to use a NTFS partition as /home (because that way, I can easily access my Linux-files from ...
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Are there pitfalls to putting $HOME in git instead of symlinking dotfiles?

I have for many years had my entire $HOME directory checked into subversion. This has included all my dotfiles and application profiles, many scripts, tools and hacks, my preferred basic home ...
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HOME is not set when exploiting a vulnerability

Can you help me solve this error? sh: line 61: cd: HOME not set. Distribution: Metasploitable 2 (Ubuntu 8.04) /root/.bashrc (comments and whitespace removed): [ -z "$PS1" ] && return ...
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How to source correct startup scripts on interactive, non-login shell

I'm trying to set up a sane/usable environment in a barebones OpenSolaris-derivative (OmniOS, a distribution of Illumos/OpenIndiana). I have all the plumbing code I need in .profile, .inputrc, and ...
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Make pwd result in terms of “~”?

pwd gives me /data/users/me/some/random/folder Is there an easy way of obtaining ~/some/random/folder from pwd?
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Tilde (~) inside working unix directory

So, Im working in a UNIX environment and I noticed that inside my working directory, which is miles miles away from my UNIX home, there is a ~. Now, once in the past, I did rm -rf ~ from my working ...
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Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /var/git/.ssh/authorized_keys [duplicate]

EDIT The issue as exposed here is solved (about files modes of the .ssh folder. But an other issue persists so I create a new question : > Unable to login with SSH-RSA key I can no longer ...
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What does 'mount point' mean in a Linux installer?

While installing Linux, it asks for a 'mount point' selection. I gave it /, but I don't know the exact meaning and aim of this. Also, now I want to create one more mount point, /home in my machine ...
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What are .serverauth.##### files in my home directory?

The files are .serverauth.##### where ##### is a 5-digit number. I have a handful of these files in my home directory with a broad range of creation dates spanning a couple of years. What are these ...
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Map Home to External Drive

Whereas I have my OS (in this case, Elementary OS Freya) installed on my non-partitioned internal hard drive, I have an external hard drive with /Documents, /Downloads, /Movies etc. where I store all ...
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Installing Linux mint on a computer running ElementaryOS [duplicate]

I would like to add linuxmint to my laptop running ElementaryOS. I was wondering what was the best way to partition my HDD: Shall I use a common partition for the /home folder or use two different? ...
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How can I decrypt my encrypted /home partition?

A year ago I installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. I partitioned the HDD and separated the system (/ mount point) and the data (/home mount point). I chose to encrypt the whole /home using the basic ...
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Content of root's home directory in OSX

What is stored in root's home directory on OSX? What happens if you delete it on accident? Heres whats in my current root home folder. OSX:~ root# ls -lash total 8 0 drwxr-x--- 5 root wheel ...
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How to keep a redundant home directory for offline use?

Scenario: My home dir is on NFS, identities are in LDAP and authorization is via Kerberos. My NFS, LDAP and Kerberos servers are all VMs -- I'm stretching a little hardware a long way at home. Life ...
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sudo with original profile

I need to launch an app with root privileges, but the app requires access to the original user's profile....so just using sudo to start the app results in the app starting incorrectly. How can I ...
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Where should an app save working files?

I'm designing a GUI application that works with scanned documents. It allows the scans to be manipulated before they are saved/exported, so it needs to store the data for each scanned page ...
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Can the /home folder in Linux contain anything else but user folders?

Can the /home folder contain anything else but user folders? I have a folder I want to share between Windows and Arch - can it go in the home folder under a name not belonging to any existing user? ...
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Strange firefox bugs following migration of home areas to NAS drive

We run a small linux cluster of 20 hosts running rhel(5and6). Each host has a native user nm with the home area mounted on the machine /export/home/nm. We use NIS/NFS for individual user accounts. ...
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SSH public keys not working; my home directory is encrypted

I installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04 server edition on a remote computer, and added my local public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote computer. I found that I still needed to use password to log in ...
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Dual Boot Install Question

I have Windows 7 and am going to reformat/reinstall, but want to try a dual boot configuration with Linux mint. If I install Windows creating 3 partitions: one for Windows, one for Linux, and one for ...
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Change default user configuration file location

If possible, how can I change the default location the system looks to for files such as: .bashrc .bash_history .bash_profile .cshrc .hushlogin .tcshrc I run Plesk and the default user home ...
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Setting up encryption after debian wheezy install

How do you set up encryption on your home dir after the debian wheezy install. I missed the part in the graphical install that sets that up for you. I am using the automatic partition on the whole of ...
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Different ssh login directory from user home

So, I'm working on a remote server via ssh that I log in and out of dozens of times a day, and I'd like to have bash cd to a default directory I've chosen as soon as I login, but I don't actually want ...
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install with BTRFS: subvolume/partition scheme?

I'm fairly new to both GNU/Linux and btrfs, but I've decided I want to make my next computer (a desktop with one HDD) use Linux with btrfs as the filesystem. However, I've seen some advice online that ...
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change location of $HOME/.Xauthority

Is it possible to change the location for .Xauthority, to something other than $HOME/.Xauthority ? AFAIU, this file is being created every time I log into LXDE, by my login manager slim. The problem ...
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Is my home folder encrypted?

Is there a way to check if my home folder is encrypted? I believe I checked this option during the installation, but now I'm not sure.
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Approaches to prevent user from deleting home folder

I think prevent home folder from deleting is a very good idea. So I search possible approaches to do that. I that's what I’m find: Use chattr +i /home/user - even root can't can add/delete/rename ...
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Difference between “/export/home” and “/home”

In our UNIX machine my home path looks like /home/<userid> and we have another batch user whose home looks like /export/home/<userid> I want to know whats the difference between ...
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Right way of creating a local filesystem hierarchy within /home [duplicate]

I am an user with no superuser rights. I normally build and install the tools I need within my /home/<user> directory, and then create aliases to be able to run my programs. However, this is ...
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Ubuntu user disappeared from machine

Unsolved mystery - I was given a coworker's Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS machine and set up my own (sudo/admin) user on there from the command line. I switched to my user (from his sudo/admin user) and ...
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Can we add home partition by adding an additional hard disk?

I have installed CentOS 6 and I have configured it as a mail server. All user data is stored in the /home directory now, but it is running out of space. By adding extra hard drive can I increase the ...
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how to make gnome use my home folder as Desktop folder?

Environment: Debian 7, gnome-shell. I dislike having a Desktop folder and a Home folder. I like all the applications to use my home folder. Specifically I am concerned about nautilus and ...
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Automount Samba directory as /home/$user

I'm working with a group, trying to set up persistent data on several thin clients for our Linux lab. For security and maintenance reasons, we want to be able to flash a clean snapshot of Arch Linux ...
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SSH not landing in the home directory

I have recently installed Raspbian into a Raspberry Pi. As part of the installation process I changed the user name and group from the default (pi) to my own (let's call it user) using usermod and ...
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Root /home Directory vs ~ (tilde)

I have created a virtual image for Scientific Linux and came across this after I finished installing it: [root@ftpserver home]# pwd /home [root]@ftpserver home]# ls When I cd into ~ I get this: ...
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How can I create files in my home directory without root?

I created a user, then using root I created a folder for him. The folder has the same name as the user. When I am logged in as the user, I cannot create files or edit existing ones without using ...
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Why was '~' chosen to represent the home directory?

I have often wondered why the ~ represents the home directory of a user. Is there a reason behind this, or is it just some infrequently used character?
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Is /home a subdirectory of /?

In my Ubuntu 12.04, /home and / are different partitions. But why does /home look like a subdirectory of /? Is it because it is a hard link: Are there five hard links which link to the same dir as ...
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Shared home directories with local duplication

I have a couple Linux computers which are all in the same network. Currently, I use rsync to copy my dotfiles and the like to each machine every couple of days from the master computer. Ideally, I ...
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Re-partitioning /home partition in CentOS

I have a CentOS 7 system with a /home partition that is too large. I wish to reduce its size but it's XFS so that's pretty much impossible. Since I don't have much user data anyway (only 1 user ...
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How do programs detect home directory (other than $HOME) [duplicate]

I work at an organisation where the fileserver containing /home sometimes fails to start in the morning. I can still log in on the console but get an error message something like $HOME not available, ...
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Setting up a user for sftp acces into a sub directory of another users home directory

An interesting problem. The broader goal is to setup a directory that one of our clients can sftp into (via ssh keys, not user/pass combination) and upload files. This directory will need to be ...