chmod changes the permissions of each given file according to mode, where mode describes the permissions to modify.

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Why won't chmod +s allow me to do stuff in root's stead?

I have a very specific command I'd like anyone to be able to run. For the sake of example, let's pretend the command is ip addr flush dev foo0. I found this and this. Unless I'm misunderstanding ...
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Adding users and giving special permissions

I have tried different things with chmod and adduser commands but it will take too much time for me to do this. Here is what I try to do: Lets say I will add 3 users to my system. Each user can read ...
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Definitive permission to folder

I'm giving full permission in a folder using chmod: chmod 777 /srv/folder Inside this folder many other folders and files will be created. My problem is that the full permission does no apply to ...
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Can't give write permissions to /root?

I am trying, and failing, to give the user jenkins write access to /root. Firstly: Yes, this is not something you would normally recommend doing. But for some reason Jenkins is insisting on writing ...
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rutorrent / rtorrent - strange permission problems

rtorrent via rutorrent front end was working fine, then I did a sudo apt-get upgrade and all hell broke loose! (and plex stopped being able to access too). Original setup was for all completed ...
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Woops. I did “chmod 777 /” [duplicate]

I was in a rush and accidently did "sudo chmod -R 777/". As you can imagine, everything is broken. I can't access sudo either. Is there a solution to this, or will I have to do a clean install?
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How to revert the permission of folders and subfolders [duplicate]

I ran the command sudo chmod -R 777 / . Due to my ubuntu partition is now unlocked. However when I realized my mistake I halted it in between. As a result of which still few files' permissions are not ...
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Chmod for a mapped network drive

In Ubuntu 14.04, I have mounted a network drive in Nautilus, by using Connect to Server and entering smb://xxx.yyy.zzz. What I want to do now, is to modify the access rights of the directories in this ...
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New Samsung printer driver wedged with “Cups insecure filter” error, won't print; won't change permissions

I installed the Samsung ULD Universal Drivers for a M2070FW on Trusty. The driver hung with error "Cups insecure filter", refusing to print any test page no matter how many times printer was Added or ...
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LPG-TD planner…executable file problem

I want to install lpg-td-1.0 planner. There is an executable file named lpg-td-1.0...I used chmod +x (with directory) But in terminal I am getting "lpg-td-1.0: command not found" What I am doing ...
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chmod not working in a non super user

I have created a file named *.txt in /home using following command: sudo nano *.txt Then I have changed owner of *.txt to a user that I've created: sudo useradd -c "ABC" sudo chown ABC ...
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What will be result of chmod -R 777

I accidentally did a sudo chmod -R 777 . in /var/www/html/mysite folder. What will it result to? I wanted to save some time by not changing my folder before running the command as well as not typing ...
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Sudoers.d Permissions denied

I am running ubuntu 14.04 in DardDrive. I was taking the Steps for Setting up and Running sudo located here http://snag.gy/JAGgt.jpg. But every I type sudo "whatever" as user ($), I get the following ...
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Ubuntu backup using bash commands/command line

So i accidentally run the command: sudo chmod -R 2777 / Wenever i login, it would only bring up the bash command line interface. Now how can i backup my system using only bash commands? i have ...
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ftp> how to recursively search and change mode?

Sorry if that was a repeated question! all my search results leads to 'SSH' results... I'm asking about FTP, How can I recursively change mode from FTP using the terminal? Again: I'm using FTP, not ...
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Auto chmod and launch?

Is there a way to have all files chmoded and then launched automatically? Say when I have my pc off, I insert a usb stick with a game on it, a lot of random files need to be chmoded and then I would ...
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How can I make permanent permissions for a directory using chmod?

I want all the new files I create in the directory to have specific permissions, but whenever I create a new file in the directory, it gets the default system permissions even though I used chmod -R ...
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Copy of the file /bin/sh not executing as expected

I have Ubuntu installed in VirtualBox on Windows 10 only for two days, so this may sound silly. I have a reasoning problem somewhere and I don't know why. I copied the file /bin/sh to my own ...
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permissions, changing ownership

I have a flash drive which contains recovered files from my old mac, I installed Ubuntu just to recover these files, I have no other purpose for the OS. The drive shows owner "Root" and the files are ...
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“No such file or directory” after chmod

I downloaded my professor's "shell" program and am trying to run it on my machine to do some homework. When I tried to run it from terminal using ./shell I got a "Permission denied error". After ...
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Incorrectly ran chmod 754

I accidentally ran the following command: sudo chmod 754 opencv instead of sudo chmod 754 home/mrman/opencv Now I can't access the folder which contains all the OpenCV files without being root. ...
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Program has no access to files after running chmod 777 -R

I transferred some Minecraft server files from one server to another, both running Multicraft control panel. I didn't have permissions to run the new server files from the second server, so I used: ...
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chmod 777 on a home network

first and foremost i am a noob in ubuntu, but since i want to learn more i decided to make my home server an Ubuntu Desktop machine. After searching online i installed Samba and connected my other ...
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Unable to run *.run intallation packages

I'm using xubuntu 15.10 amd64, i tried to install .run packages but couldn't. i did blow jobs: sudo chmod +x sample-file.run sudo ./sample-file.run i tested this command for a few 64 bit packages ...
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Mumble can't read input devices

I'm a competitive player and I need mumble. When I installedmumble and used the Push to Talk feature, I can't seem to bind a key. After googling a bit, I found this site, which tells you to either run ...
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There is no make file executable in the permissions tab in the file manager? [duplicate]

I am trying to run a jar file. I have installed JDK 7 and have set the jar file to run with JDK 7. I am trying to make the file executable. When I look in the permissions tab there is no box that says ...
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Reset default permissions for /var/www

I completely messed up my /var/www/ folder after attempting to change some permissions. Now I am unable to open my localhost in browser. Following are my permissions in relevant folders. in root, ...
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Messed up permissions

I tried to remove file permissions for 'other' from all user directories. So I did cd /home/ Then Instead of sudo chmod -R o-rwx * I typed sudo chmod -R o -rwx *, which resulted in some troubles. ...
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Why a folder needs a execute permission when I'm trying to execute a .sh? [duplicate]

I've got a folder that has 0600 chmod permission and this folder has a sh script. I'm trying to limit some permissions but I've realized that if the folder has not a execute permission, unless for ...
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Permissions in var/www/html forever

Hi I want to know if it's possible to set permissions for the folder html and the subfolders so when i want to put there a new project it wont necessary to set the permissions again. Thanks
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external drive chmod permisision error

I was folowing a help guide and used chmod 755 on my /media/_drive folder now i am getting the message "You do not have permission to view the contents of this directory". my output from ls -lah ...
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Can't access any page now?

So, I added some chmod and chown and a group and now I can't access any of my website when I go to it? All I get is: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Apache/2.4.7 ...
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Strange behaviour of 'sudo chmod -rwx': Does not remove group write permissions

I just ran the following command in a directory with several files, some owned by root, some by a normal user. I got a strange message: $ sudo chmod -rwx * chmod: example-file: new permissions are ...
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I entered “sudo chmod 770 /” on terminal. Is it fixable?

I was trying to deny permissions to access the root folder to all non sudoers, and had the (NOT) brilliant idea to run sudo chmod 770 /. Now I get permission denied for all commands. I am running ...
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How to change owner to default? [duplicate]

I am new in Ubuntu, and I am a web developer. I was making a page website returned an error and said you need permission and something about chmod() Then I asked a friend what to do for the chmod ...
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How to chmod /cdrom to 777 on USB trial install file system

I have done a USB install of Ubuntu 14.04 I try to sudo chmod 777 /cdrom/temp mode of /cdrom/temp changed from 0755 (rwxr-xr-x) to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx) ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ ls -ld /cdrom/temp drwxr-xr-x 3 ...
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Group Administrator cannot change file right by chmod g+w

Already execute" gpasswd -a " to assign a group administrator. The one of group owner put a file as read only. But group administrator can't change the file by" chmod g+w files.txt". Error ...
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how to have chown only effect folders, not files?

I have to chmod a structure of subfolders which contain more sufolders and also files naturally. Now I need to change access rights (owner:group, no acl at this point) to this complete structure in ...
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Best Practices for Permissions in Major Directories in Ubuntu

Been trying to figure this out all day and hopefully someone will see this and know or redirect me. Basically I want to know what the best permission settings for all the default files (by which I ...
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chmod from user to group recursive

I have a folder ( Android-SDK ) with a lot of executables ( user only ) in it - now I want to share this between 2 users ( jenkins + login-user ) - now I have to set executable flags for every ...
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Command to change permissions only on files not directories

I have the following command find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 644 which would successfully change to 644 the permissions on all files in ., provided that the filenames contained no embedded ...
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How to fix corrupted permissions inside encfs encrypted folder

I manage and mount a encrypted folder with Gnome encfs manager and it worked for years. Suddenly it seems like the files or permissions inside were corrupted. Mounting works as usual on terminal as ...
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If I make a file executable on one system, will it remain so if I move it to another?

If make a file executable with chmod +x <file> , will the change be still applied even if I move the file onto another system? Would that apply even if I distributed the file to a wide number ...
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Use chown to set the ownership of all a folder's subfolders and files?

How can I use the chown command to change the ownership of all a folder's subfolders and files?
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Samba permission require execute attrib to list folder contents?

Okay so I have Samba running on my server and I have noticed that it can't display folder contents unless the folder is set with chmod 700 to give rwx attributes to everything instead of just rw with ...
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how to create shortcut for an application? [duplicate]

I just successfully opened Godot Engine. It was a .64 file that I learned to run in Terminal with chmod. Is there a way to add a Shortcut for the Application on my Desktop?.
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how do I remove the chmod +t file permissions

I was setting up a new hard drive for temporary folders and accidentally set the chmod +t (sticky bit) file permission. How can I remove this setting? I have a program using it as temp folders and ...
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What is the proper chmod for a file

I want to choose the right chmod for a file, that cannot be viewed or accesed directly, but it can be send by mail from script. I have an ubuntu server (LAMP) and I am asking myself if this could be ...
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How to give Windows 7 access to a file?

I have my Ubuntu installation mounted on a 3TB drive and also use it as a storage for large files I use on my Windows 7 Dual boot. Recently I spent a long time encrypting a file for use in Windows. By ...
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NTFS permissions messed up [duplicate]

I run a dual boot with Ubuntu on sd6 and Windows8.1 on sd4. I was trying to get plex media server working on my ubuntu, and I ended up messing my D:/ (sda5) in windows. I used this guide to set ...