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Limiting size of folder on linux

I am running a server on Ubuntu 16.04, however, I do not have root access. I'd like to set a maximum size of a folder. I have tried multiple methods listed on this website and similar forums, ...
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Installing Midnight Commander without root user access

I got a RedHat system access with non-root non-sudo rights account. I want to install Midnight Commander (mc) but yum requires root privileges. How can I install mc to my local home without rebuilding ...
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How to install PySide as a non-root in Linux?

I want to compile a python programm (GetDistGUI.py) in Linux (CentOs) and whenever I type: chmod a+x GetDistGUI.py python GetDistGUI.py I get the following error, from PySide.QtCore import QRegExp ...
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systemd start as unprivileged user in a group

I'd like users in group foogroup to be able to: systemctl start foo.service, systemctl stop foo.service, systemctl status foo.service, and journalctl -u foo.service without using elevated ...
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Start headless X server as non-root user

Trying to start headless X server (driver "Dummy" from package xorg-x11-drv-dummy) as non-root user from ssh session on Centos 7 machine with command like $ nohup Xorg -noreset +extension GLX +...
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What happens if one tries to access a root directory on a hard drive from another computer?

Lets say you have a directory which is only accessible with root privileges. What happens if someone takes the physical drive out of the computer and mounts the filesystem (maybe even using another ...
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What is the bin user for?

As I wrote at https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/484626/5132 this is worthy of its own Q&A. On Linux operating systems … % getent passwd bin bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin % … ...