Hi. I added a new user to my linux box using
But this user can't execute some important commands to me.
How to do this user be able to run some applications I want?
Can someone please explain to me how chef works? That is a pretty broad question, so to narrow it down I have this very simple recipe that loops over a list of users and creates each one if they do not already exist. It does not work.
Is it possible to create a user with username in Chinese or Japanese characters in Linux/Unix? I have tried creating a user with non-ASCII characters in the username in RedHat and the useradd command does not allow it. But I can create the user by directly copying such username in the /etc/passwd file.
I just tried the following to add a new user, chroot the user and give him access to the folder /home/me/public_html via sftp and ssh :
##the following command are done by root or a sudo user
##add password for new user
## add user to sudo group which could be wheel or sudo depending on your setup
usermod -G wheel <username>
##add user to apa
Hello Linux gurus. I am having a very strange user management issue on one of my servers. Whenever I attempt to remove one user in particular using userdel I get a message that the user cannot be removed from /etc/passwd. I have tried both -r and -f operands as well with userdel.
When I check the /etc/passwd file I do not see an entry for the user.
I changed an account on a Windows 7 machine from 'user' to my own name, and after rebooting, my name is the value of the environment variable USERNAME. But USER is still set to 'user'. How do I change that? Where does the value of USER come from?
$ set | egrep "USER=|USERNAME="
I need to install software on Linux, but it requires me to be a different user other than root. So I created a new user with useradd, created the password with passwd, but now I can't use simple commands in linux which I need to do the installation. i.e. I can't use cd, ls, or anything...