I´m a Linux-Beginner and managed to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and R, as well as Rstudio-Server on a PC that i use for data analysis. I can use rstudio-server on this PC through the browser of my laptop.
Nonw i want to give another person access to the rstudio-server and my files, but it´s not possible to use the same rstudio-session (the other person would be kicked out). So i made two local users and now i want the second user to have full access on my home-folder, were my data is stored.
What i tried: First i added both users to a group and gave them all permissions to the folder. But in rstudio-server i only see the home-folder of the second local user. Second, i figured out it could be done with samba. I installed samba and added this to /etc/samba/smb.conf
[share] comment = Ubuntu File Server Share path = /home/user1/ browsable = yes valid users = user1, user2 guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0755
the i opened etc/fstab and put this inside
//home/user1/myfolder /home/user2/myfolder cifs username=user2,password=user2pw
but i got an error-message
mount error(2): No such file or directory Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
A third idea i just had: Can i just change the home directory of user2 to the folder of user1?
You see, i don´t really know how to get there, as i´m at the beginning of my learning-curve with linux. Perhaps you can help me out? I would be very thankful.