Read the files of "root" by another user

  • Posted August 15, 2014

After execution of Initial Server Setup… When i’ve changed user, i can’t open var/log/apache2 (Permission Denied) .“root” is owner. I’ve changed permissions to 755 but i think this solution is insecure. Can you suggest more reliable solution? Thank you.


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The user was added to the sudoers file. I’ve found the solution. The problem was that apache logs dir. has rights 750, group “adm” and i couldn’t read this dir. with non-root / non-adm group user. To do this - i need to add “user” to “adm” group

sudo usermod -a -G adm user

Add your other user (non-root) to the sudoers file, then login as the user and sudo ls -al.