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Cannot edit visudo

I have to give my user permission to run sudo. I am using CentOs # uname -a Linux lab-hv1-centos1 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 6 11:36:42 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux and have ...
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How do I install a program as a different user? [duplicate]

To be very specific: Debian system: I want to install Linuxbrew, when logged in as root, as a specific user. Linuxbrew enjoys the niceness of being installed by the user, for the user's specific ...
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Debian [ Wheezy ] : Suricata : LibHTP outdated

While looking to test suricata from the Debian Wheezy repo I ran into an issue. cat /var/log/suricata/suricata-start.log 23/9/2013 -- 19:25:03 - <Info> - This is Suricata version 1.2.1 (rev ...
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How do I get a list of all enabled media in Mageia via CLI?

I have read URPMI from Mageia wiki but there seems to be no mention of how I can check the currently enabled media using urpmi command. There is urpmi.addmedia and urmpi.removemedia. So I tried doing ...
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Automated SSH Login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shell Script for logging into a ssh server Autentification on SSH connection in OneLine How could I make a SSH Login programmatically on a unix server, I don't have rights ...
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Best distro for office environment? [on hold]

Is there a Linux distribution that was made specifically or is more capable of managing an office environment? To give a bit of context: I am a business owner with around 10 computers, and I want to ...
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How to preserve key combinations when layout has switched? [duplicate]

I am using Arch Linux with i3wm and setxkbmap from xorg-server-common package.
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Getting a rolling release just right and then freezing it: a good idea?

I really like how rolling releases offer the latest versions of everything, because sometimes that is important. However, once I have things working well, I am not that anxious to keep updating to the ...
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What is admin://<filepath>?

recently I've used the next command xed admin://<filepath> and not sudo xed <filepath>. I've tried to find some infos about the first command but I've do not found anything. I presume ...
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How to find if partition is soft partition or not - Solaris 10

How to find if partition is soft partition or not in solaris 10?
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useradd with no options

When I create a user with useradd (no option) I can later add his passwd by using passwd new_user. How can I create his correct home directory (with Desktop and Templates inside) and all other ...
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How to reset router through command line browser? [closed]

I need to reset router and I just get access with ssh to raspberry in local network with router. I'm trying with elinks and w3m browser but I can't see any option, maybe because the router's control ...
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df not update result after lsof search and reboot

I m having a problem with df command, my / fs look like this: Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/rootvg-lv_root 945M 811M 69M 93% / ...
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postfix configuration

I started to use postfix, and configured the /etc/postfix/main.cf file. After that I runed postfix with postfix start command, but got an error parameter mail_owner: unknown user name value. Please ...
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Commands queueing across different users

I want to be able to queue commands across different users on one machine so calculation resources would be used in order and not simultaniously is there an util for that? I found tsp but I think it ...
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hp-ux admin tool lsof fuser for B.11.31

centrpt:oracle> uname -r B.11.31 We need lsof and fuser as there are unclosed file handler so we cannot reclaim disk space after reboot. Where we can get the tool for this dated version of HP-UX ??...
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How to prevent temporary files from being removed?

I have Ubuntu 14.4 on my machine, and also have downloaded Android-SDK on it. When I install some package in Android-SDK, it does three things: it downloads the package into a temp folder, when ...
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Centos 7 --> Track if users attempt to access a folder/directory they do not have access too?

If Bob tries to access something like /home/Code/TopSecret for example. The system wouldn't allow him to access this without having the permission. I would like to know about these attempts. Is ...
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how to find the logged in user in linux running oracle session

i like to find out the logged in user to linux and running some session . we cannot use the os_user option as we all use sudo user before login to oracle. so how to find out the super user who logged ...
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Unable to read file even though in same group

I created new symbolic link to one file(located in another user home directory) for the user. But unable to read even though the user in same group and the file permissions are 755. [lmurugan@...
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How to avoid receiving warning message from a mount system

I asked similar question in superuser, no satisfying answer. Re-post here with some update. I mount a remote host to my system during debug because the source code is on that host, but after I do the ...
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Owners and groups of everything inside /var are changed mistakenly [duplicate]

I have recursively changed owner and group of /var to root:root. I have mistakenly ran following command while standing in /var. I thought I was in /var/www, sudo chown root:root . R Now many things ...
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Redhat subscriptions - synchronise subscriptions

I have inherited a system admin role of a small cluster of redhat machines - most running rhel5 and one machine running rhel6. My sys admin skills are at the moment poor but I would like to improve ...
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How can I tell if lack of memory is causing these crashes?

I have a tornado web server running a flask application that connects to a postgres 9.3 database on an ubuntu 12.04 box. The application has been crashing intermittently and I am trying to understand ...
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telinit 1 and run a command there

I need to do some maintenance on a bunch of Debian (Wheezy) systems, and it has to happen at run level 1. But not all machines have a keyboard and a screen; some are even located somewhere else. So I ...
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Can't Change CUPS password

I am running CrunchBang based on Debian 6. I can't do anything printer related. It is saying I am unauthenticated. I have tried: family@familydesktop:~$ sudo lppasswd -a family Enter password: Enter ...
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How do I force a user to log out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you kick a benign user off your system? I'm trying to remove a user account with the userdel -r command. However, it says that it is unable to remove the user because ...
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How to keep a development environment clean? [closed]

Working as a hobby developer on Debian/Jessie64 mostly C++ but also assembly, python, java, c, c# like compiling programs on my own like looking into other's source it results into many packages(...
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How to add StartUp application in Arch Linux [closed]

I am using Arch Linux, I want to add a start-up program in Arch Linux. How to add start-up program which will execute after login after every boot ? Note: I am not system administrator, I am just a ...
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Change MAC address immediately after system activation

I have few computers each with same ethernet MAC address. I want to change ethernet MAC address on each computer as soon as network card is detected so I do not have any conflicts in the network. My ...
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Windows anti-virus and anti-malware available on Linux? [closed]

In relation to scanning a Windows partition for malware I see that both AVG and Avast install on Linux painlessly. Is there a full list of free-as-in-beer Windows anti-virus, or general anti-malware ...