I can't change a user's home directory using
[root@server ~]# usermod -d /some/opther/path userfoo usermod: user userfoo is currently logged in [root@server ~]$ who myuser pts/0 2013-06-17 11:29 (126.96.36.199)
As you can see, I am the only person logged in, userfood isn't logged in anywhere.
[root@waccoe-web ~]$ ps aux | grep userfoo root 16724 0.0 0.0 103236 884 pts/0 S+ 11:36 0:00 grep userfoo
userfoo also has no processes running.
userfoo exists purely for FTP access to the server. I have stopped, started, and restarted the FTP server (ProFTPD) to ensure there are no hanging FTP connections. This server still thinks userfoo is logged in.
How can I either convince the
usermod command userfoo isn't logged in, or remove any trace of that account being in use? I suppose I could edit /etc/passwd but that seems like working around the problem to me. Or is that infact going ot be OK? I would have thought that if the system believes the user is still logged in, this isn't going to work until all their sessions have been terminated.
[root@server ~]# cat /etc/issue CentOS release 6.3 (Final)