so I have a script or something that makes files in /opt/ however I have insufficient permissions. How could I fake it to think /opt/ is in my home like /home/user/opt/ ?
When I first installed ubuntu server 10.04 I created my first user 'bonzo'. When I'm logged in as bonzo the permissions on directory /home/bonzo are 755. However when I'm logged in as any other user the permissions on the directory /home/bonzo are 500.
The exception to this is if I'm logged in as bonzo and I type su dummy1 and then follow up with ls -lh /home.
I have recently installed Raspbian into a Raspberry Pi. As part of the installation process I changed the user name and group from the default (pi) to my own (let's call it user) using usermod and groupmod. I also moved the home directory (/home/pi) to the new user name (/home/user) using usermod.
My "Linux mint Debian edition" installation worked well until I used a live-CD to boot and then copied some files back and forth to and between the hard drive and a usb device. Now it says that it is starting up without access to the /user/home directory.
I added a user to my Mint (Ubuntu) Desktop so that he could ftp files that I can share – I am peter he is john, so we have /home/peter and /home/john.
I want to have full permissions on his home share, so I can copy files to and from the shared drive but not give him access to my home directory.
I assumed that I could add myself to the john group would be enough (no)
I have tried various op