A home directory (or "home folder" on Windows and Mac OSes) is a file system directory on a multi-user operating system containing files for a given user of the system.

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Installing Nose into my home directory (without sudo)?

Is it possible to install Nose (http://somethingaboutorange.com/mrl/projects/nose/0.11.1/) into a subdirectory of my home directory on a Linux machine? (I'm not on the sudoers list for that machine.) ...
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How do I install PyYAML into local install of Python?

I've installed Python 2.6.4 into (a subdirectory in) my home directory on a Linux machine with Python 2.3.4 pre-installed, because I need to run some code that I've decided would require too much work ...
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Centralize authentication and user's home folder

We have about 7 Linux servers and from time to time we setup a new one... For each new install we have to create the same users and ask them to change their default passwords to new ones ... Plus for ...
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Pitfalls to using Gluster as a home/profile directory server?

I was asking recently about options for divvying up access to file servers, as we have a NAS solution that gets fairly bogged down when our users (with giant profiles, especially) all log in nearly ...
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Starting a mysql server in my ${HOME}?

I'm not root on my server (linux) and this server doesn't currently run a mysql server as a daemon. Can I start a mysql daemon that would only work for my account and where the data/files would be ...
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how to put users' private data on separate partition in Windows 7

I am going to install Windows 7 on a machine in some days time. I wanted to know if it is easy to separate the OS data from users' data (/users in Windows 7, I believe) on separate partition during or ...
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How to do central home directories and user accounts on Ubuntu?

I need to set up a network of twenty Ubuntu machines and a server. As it is now, the users have local accounts on the machines, but I want to have centralized user authentication, with all user info ...
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Webserver HTML folder Permissions

I am running lighttpd and I have the root directory of my website in my user home folder. I would like to serve the website, but not allow other users on the machines to view my home folder or the ...
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Script to reset home directory permissons on a windows share

Has anyone used a script to reset the permissions on a directory of Home Directories? I'm thinking some combination of FOR loops and CACLS to add an inheritable Modify permission to a folder using ...
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Get Folder Size on Linux

I have a lot of home folders under /home/ and I would like to get the total size of each users folder in an easy to read list. ie /home/user1 100MB /home/user2 24MB /home/user3 54MB etc. ...
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It is fair to jail my SFTP users to their home directory?

roots. I'm running an Ubuntu 9.04 (home) Server on my LAN. I currently use it to store little web apps, photos, some subversion repository and stuff like that. My (few) users are friends of mine and I ...
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Slow network-home-folder use, many spinning beachballs

Xserve with 10.4.11 connected to Xserve RAID via FC. 208GB of 1.82TB available. Xserve connects to HP 2848 Gigabit switch Xserve houses network-home-folders for 14 users. Clients (mac mini - intel ...
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Troubleshooting Networked Home Folder

In a Mac OS X Server (10.5.7) environment - I've got a user with a Network Home on the server that cannot log in from any of our client Macs. They cannot even log in locally to the server where ...
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Lab User Accounts

I work for a school division (K-12). While I am most interested in what works well on the Mac, Windows and Linux administrators must face the same issue and have analogous solutions. Most of our ...
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Is it feasible to have home folder hosted with NFS?

I'm planning to deploy some kiosk computers and would like to leave them with a small pendrive as boot disk, keeping the rest at an easy to back up server, ala LTSP. Right now I'm pondering two ...
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Mounting Linux user home directories on CIFS server

I was wondering about peoples experiences with mounting users home directories from an Active Directory authenticated CIFS server under Linux. Preferably the mount would be accomplished upon login ...
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Easy workflow for migrating home folders (from clients to OS X server)?

Let's say you have an office with 20 free range iMacs. One day they buy an Xserve to host network home folders. What steps would you perform to move their local accounts, and local home folders, to ...
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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...