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

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Rename mounted home directory

I have the following situation, where I have a folder /new_home, and a mount in etc/fstab: /new_home /home none bind 0 0 So that means that /home does exist, and is a mount point, and /new_home is a ...
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MacOS: I have a home directory within my home directory

I have never seen my home directory in my home directory until recently. Is this something I need to be worried about? I do not know if this is something problematic.
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RAID home directory setup

I have ubuntu 24.04 LTS on a SSD. I setup a software RAID5 with 3 HDDs. The RAID is mounted on /mnt/md0 Here is my questions: I want the home directory to be in the RAID drives instead of the SSD. ...
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Question about home directory permissions script

When setting Azure policy on a Linux VM, Microsoft uses the OMS agent to configure everything, in particular, the omsremediate command. Looking through their GitHub site for the OMS agent for Linux, ...
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Can't change to Home directory on log in from console

I've been having a strange problem with my Fedora 39 install. I don't have a display manager, so the computer boots to the console. When I log in as my user, I get an error: -- fab: /home/fab: change ...
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What caused USER to have "root" as OWNER and GROUP instead of the user's name? How do I change it?

/home (machine 1) PERMISSION | OCTAL | OWNER GROUP NAME drwxr-xr-x | 755 | root root . drwxr-xr-x | 755 | root root .. drwxr-xr-x | ...
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Extend /home with additional 50GB

I would like add additional space of 50GB either to existing hard disk or new disk, whichever fits well, but this space should be mounted at /home. My sda2 is already mounted at /home. I am using RHEL....
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Custom home directory leads to permission error when logging in with "su -l"

When I create a user with a different home directory on a Linux system like this: # useradd "svcjohn" -U -r -m -d "/var/lib/svcjohn" I get an error like this: # su -l svcjohn ...
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Accidentally ran `rm -rf /home`

Note that the command I accidentally ran was to recursively delete the root home directory, not the user one. Also not I do not have sudo nor root privileges. This is not a question about data ...
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I have multiple Home folders over several hard drives. I need to understand what I did wrong?

I am running ParrotOS on an old MacPro. I have 3 SSD's and 1 HDD. I was trying to move my Home folder to the HDD. Doesn't that seem like the right thing to do? When I run fdisk -l I only see three of ...
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How to prevent programs from automatically creating files in home directory?

I prefer to have an uncluttered home directory. However, it inevitably gets cluttered up by hidden files and hidden directories which are created automatically by various software: things like ~/....
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Is noexec a standard setting for home?

I have been told that noexec is a standard setting for /home folder for development environments. Can someone provide some references? Using noexec on /home prevents applications like IDEs, editors, ...
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unable to access usb in debian 12 through Home folder

when I plug the usb in and try this code : sudo fdisk -l I see my USB device in results but can't open it through HomeFolder, I see nothing. How to fix it in Debian 12 ? (thanks for help)
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Ubuntu doesn't translate /home/testuser to ~

In Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, if I log in with the credentials of the LDAP user testuser, in several different programs the path of the $HOME directory is not replaced by ~ (as instead it happens for local ...
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What is the best approach to backing up the /home directory to NTFS partition? [closed]

I would like to do backups of my /home partition of my computer with Linux (Lubuntu 20.04) on weekly basis. The catch is that the only extra hard drive I own is connected to Windows machine. It seems ...
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Home folder in /etc

I was yesterday trying to mount a partition & playing around with firejail, when I realized I have a ${HOME} folder (written just like that) in my /etc folder, even if my home folder is in the ...
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Linux home dir has a "duplicate" under /home/music but when anything is deleted from one it disappears from both -- how can I delete 2nd home dir?

I don't know where the 2nd "phantom" home dir came from. Properties folder shows it's 4K. The "real" home directory is 128,000+ files and 208GB. User10489 had the answer: a symlink ...
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What subdirectories of a user's home directory does the user have full control over?

What subdirectories can a user create in his or her home directory ~ with the intent (and reasonable expectation that the intent will be honored) that only that user have write priviledges? For ...
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New notebook and factory partition

First time using a linux, I'm using Debian 12. My notebook arrived with the following partition (512gb SSD), in this order (left to right in the disk viewer): /boot/efi - 537mb /root - 20gb recover (...
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Weird Log/Cache Files/Directories in a User's Home Directory

I use the latest version of Mac OSX Version 14.0, which is not solely related to that. This has been occurring since the previous versions. In my home directory, there has been persistent log files ...
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how to get disk usage and compare it to print information in bash

I am writing a code that takes in an integer in megabytes and I am meant to loop over the users in my machine and echo any user's name whose their home directory usage exceed over that amount in ...
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How do I mount attached drive /home or something similar on VPS

I obtained a VPS and they attached a 16TB HDD... They gave me a guide to mount the HDD to folder /hdd. My issue is that the program I am installing on a sudo user has a lot of small apps that get ...
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Is there any backside to creating a softlink instead of the various default folders inside /home?

I'd like to know if there are any backsides to replacing the various default folders (specifically: Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos) with symlinks to a different drive? Basically, I ...
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How to instruct systemd to use a specific unionfs for /home

Context: Say I have two workplaces. Currently, I carry a laptop along, and have external HDs staying in these workplaces to hold backups. Now, I'm given the opportunity to have a desktop in both ...
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What to store in XDG_DATA_HOME?

I'm reading up on the XDG Base Directory Specification, but I'm having some trouble understanding what exactly the $XDG_DATA_HOME is for. The specification mentions the following: There is a single ...
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Autofs with CIFS for home directories not really working

I'm having a bit of grief trying to get home directories that are automounted from a CIFS share working. In auto.master I have added the line /home/ /etc/auto.home and in /etc/auto.home I have * -...
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How could I use a different HOME directory at login

I'm using a server that is shared with about 7 other people. We each have our own user account, but they don't have permissions to access most of what we need, so they're essentially useless other ...
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systemd $HOME environment variable different from expected

I have a service that runs as root: [Unit] Description=my service After=docker.service network-online.target Requires=docker.service network-online.target [Service] TimeoutStartSec=0 RestartSec=60 ...
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Why does sudo change HOME directory to /root on some Linux distros but not others?

In troubleshooting vi, I noticed on my Ubuntu installation running the command sudo env | grep HOME returns the home directory of the user that runs the command (/home/USER). But I noticed on my Linux ...
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Link home directory to filestore

I have two GCE instance (RHEL8) and a common file store mounted as /filestore on both instance. How can we link the existing /home to /filestore/home as shared storage for users home directory. Note: ...
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What to back-up in home partition?

The hard drive in the notebook I own is quite old. So, I have a habit of doing regular back-ups to avoid losing everything should it fail. Rsync does fine job of backing-up the partition (it is a ...
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Which partition should be at top /boot or swap partition?

I am installing Ubuntu and I was confused while partition that which partition should be at top /boot or swap partition? Because I want maximum performance. And is it good to create/home partition ...
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Change home subdirectories' language

When I was installing manjaro, I set OS's language to persian (my mother tongue). So home's subdirs' names are persian. How can I change their names to english?
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Home partition emergency mode

I recently mount my home partition(my home partition is separated from root) of the Endeavour-OS from my Garuda-OS, that cause me to boot into emergency mode in my Endeavour(that should have ...
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(Linux Mint) Does selecting "Encrypt Home Folder" after you chose Full Disk Encryption only encrypt the home folder?

I am not new to Linux but I am new to Linux Mint since I switched from Ubuntu due to reasons out of scope of this question (snapd, update borked my computer) I selected for FDE (Full Disk Encryption) ...
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Can I use other directory beside /home?

I'm out of space for my /home partition. I would like to use other directory to store some big files and videos. Is there directory that I can use? I think of /usr/myowndir or /mnt/myowndir. But I don'...
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Delete Everything Inside Root Directory / while keeping /home Directory intact

I have two partitions with two kubuntu's, one in /dev/sda1 along with home directory and other in /dev/sda2(able to access /home in sda1 via mounting). I wish to remove kubuntu in /dev/sda1 while ...
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PSPP can't access /home (or any other folder)

This is an issue I originally discovered on Zorin 16 but it also occurs on Ubuntu 20.04. A freshly installed PSPP can't access /home folder or any other folder. Right now I can't think of any further ...
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SSH login with key and home folder mounted at login

I have to connect to a server where the user home folders are mounted when a user logs in and unmounted after some time of inactivity. I don't know how they do it but with a simple ls /home I ...
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Extension partition /var with some giga of partition /home

I have a RHEL 7.9 virtual machine without GUI, and I would like to make updates via the yum update command but it tells me that the disk is full, especially on the /var folder. I thought I'd take 10GB/...
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Using sessions created other than by login with systemd-homed?

I've been experimenting with systemd-homed, and have mostly successfully migrated an account over to it using the procedure here. When logging in conventionally, via login(1), everything works exactly ...
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What is the correct way of moving home?

I am trying to move /home onto a dedicated partition. What I already did: created the partition created a filesystem mounted the partition into a temporary folder rsynched all files into the ...
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Mounting SSD on Debian Bullseye

I'm trying to use a USB-port connected SSD (external SSD) for my Linux home directory, and am encountering several strange behaviors. I am using ssh to connect to the machine. I'm running Debian from ...
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Can I / should I import an old cacert.pem?

In my user directory on an older Linux installation, I have a cacert.pem file. I know it holds some sort CA certificates for use with SSL. But - in my newer user directory, I don't have such a file. ...
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Does this prevent leaks out of homedirs without SELinux?

I would like to prevent certain users from leaking info out of their home dir trees, even if they chmod their home dir. In other words, I have users alice and bob, and I want to prevent alice from ...
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Copy Kodachi default desktop settings including pre installed programs to a new sudo user

I am new with linux, I started using Kodachi and so far I like it, I had to create a new sudo user for the ssl keys, but when I logged into to this new user none of the preinstalled settings and ...
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Deleted home folder keeps coming back

In Linux Mint 20.3, even after reboot and as sudo su root from /home/admin user with deluser cees and userdel cees not finding user cees, /home/cees keeps reappearing after rm -rf /home/cees. Users ...
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Encrypted home dir suddenly failing to mount on boot

After an update and a reboot, my ecryptfs home directory in Linux is failing to decrypt and mount on boot. It caused a bit of a panic, as Mint seemed entirely reinstalled from scratch (but the ...
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Using Linux on SSD and HDD for Data/Programs

I have been researching this for quite some time coming from Windows that there is no “Path” that you can give to a program during installation, but instead the program downloads where it needs to. Is ...
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Can't get contents of directory in home and can't copy file there

I'm trying to copy a command (istioctl) in my home directory on Debian so that I can always use it, as it will be added to my PATH variable automatically. I tried ("link1" is a symbolic link ...
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