After I add a user using adduser, I can't see it via System > Administration > Users and Groups unless I log out and then log in again. Is that normal?
Also, can I set a newly added user as a sudoer or do I have to change that only after adding it?…
In /etc/sudoers I see this:
# Allow members of group sudo to execute any command after they have
# provided their password
# (Note that later entries override this, so you might need to move
# it further down)
%sudo ALL=(ALL) ALL
So how do I add a…
Just switched from 10.04 to 11.10. I'm wondering about the limited options in the GUI for managing users and groups. Where is the old GUI to change groups, id's, etc. I know that I can do this from cli, that's no problem. But I want this comfortable…
I want to create a user with administrative privileges and all the regular setups like home directory.
Is there a adduser parameter to give the user sudo powers automatically?
What are the default settings for adduser? Will it automatically create…
There is only one user on my system. How can I change its user ID from the default of 1000?
If there are additional steps that would be required in order to avoid breaking the login process on a typical desktop installation, those should be included…
I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users using ls /home command I am not seeing the new name…
I was asked in an interview why it is that 777 is assigned to take all permissions for a file. Why not 555? He said that there is reason for everything. So, what is the reason for 777? Why not any other number? Is there any significance in this…
My understanding of UIDs is that is a unique positive integer assigned by a Unix-like operating system to each user. Each user is identified to the system by its UID, and user names are generally used only as an interface for humans.
How can two…
Can you please direct me to some examples and more detailed instruction on /etc/sudoers.d/
I'd like to give some group permission to sudo some commands, but in a proper way not to create unnecessary loopholes in the Ubuntu security model on a…
For some dislexic reason (or haven't slept enough) I typed
instead of the more common
... as you can imagine, I just deleted man user! Never happened before...
How can I properly restore system's man user?
I recently installed Ubuntu server on my server to try out the linux as a new user. I followed a tutorial on how to set up the web server which said I need to chmod 777 the web server dir so that it can be written into.
Anyway, I created a new…
After logging in as another user how do I run GUI programs?
thufir@doge:~$ sudo -u hawat -i