I installed Xubuntu on a friend's PC and he understood, that is it greater than Windows 10. He has no practice with shell and dont want to use it! The PC is used by several people. He (the owner) is doing weekly backups. Is it possible to copy the whole home dir without root? I dont want, that he is working to much while he is root, so i tried to add a group called "home" and
chown -R :home /home and
chmod -R g+w /home, but it is not possible to copy other users homedirs. A easy solution is to create a shortcut, which opens the explorer with root, but this is also very dangerous.
Edit: I was able to read and write to the other dirs, but I couldnt copy them without root.
A possible fix is a rx-only script, so he has just click on it. ´sudo copy -R /home /media/[user]/foo´ Is it possible to show a progressbar and the time remaining?
Edit: Thats not really a duplicate. He can read and write to other homedirs, but not copy them
Solution: I created a readonly script, which looks, if the hdd is mounted and askes, if the pc should shutdown afterwards and I created a alias "backup=sudo /path/to/backup.sh"