How to login as root or how to fix the permission problems when running su commands in WHM

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You can’t use the root user when SSH’ing to WHM but what you can do is issue a SU command once you’ve logged in with another user which isn’t root. On some occassions, you may encounter a no permission error when doing this.

Problem: Help! I can’t seem to login as root in whm so I need to do a SU command instead but i’m getting a permission error!

Answer: In your whm panel, access Security Center -> Manage Wheel Group Users and you will be able to assign the username to the group that allows SU

And that’s the solution to your problem!


How to find, look or search for a specific file in linux

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A common problem for those aren’t aware of using linux are locating certain files(this is when troubleshooting, or simply doing steps from a guide)

Problem: I’m looking for a file in linux! How do I find this?

Answer: You can easily find a file by using the find command:

find / -name “httpd.conf” -print

Note: the -print option will print out the location of the name, / represents what location to start.

If you are interested in knowing more about the find command, look no further than the following link: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~kyoon/tts/unix-help/unix-find-command-examples.htm


Unix Super Tip: How to CHMOD all your files recursively

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Problem: How do I set permissions to my files and/or directories without manually setting them up individually?

Note: You may need administrator privileges for these to work, if that’s the case simply add a sudo before typing the commands below.

If you want to chmod all your directories:

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

and for files:

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

That’s it!


Unix Super Tip: Easy Access to your files and directories by creating symbolic links(shortcuts)

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The directory structure of Mac and Linux(both are UNIX) tends to get really _really_ long. But don’t worry, by using the ln -s, or Symbolic Link command in the terminal(unix shell), creating “shortcuts” to your folders or files is now a breeze.

ln -s   Here’s an example: ln -s /Library/Python/2.5/ /shortcuts/PYTHON  

The effect: cd /shortcuts/PYTHON is now the same as cd /Library/Python/2.5/, removing a shortcut is similar to removing a file: rm /shortcuts/PYTHONthat’s it!