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

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Change permissions to a specific user in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

How can I change the permission (555 or 755) to a user in a specific folder in Ubuntu 12.04. I used this command, but it didn't work sudo chown -R username:group directory Thanks,
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Why isn't another member of a group able to use a directory?

I have created a directory named IDE in /opt using following command sudo mkdir -p /opt/IDE Then I have changed the owner of IDE directory. sudo chown shantanu:csedev /opt/IDE Above command ...
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What are the default permissions of directories in home (Desktop, Downloads, etc.)

I accidentally ran chmod 777 * in my home folder and it changed all the directory permissions (but not for the files). How can I undo this?
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Who can change a file permission or ownership in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Who has the privilege to change a file permissions or ownership in ubuntu ?
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Webserver permission problem

I've a permission problem on my dedicated webserver, but I'm not able to understand what's I was doing wrong. Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.19.2 Versione Apache 2.4.7 Versione PHP 5.5.9 mysql 5.5 (all from ...
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I can't run a program in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a problem with a program I downloaded last week from GitHub. I tried to chmod it (a+x), tick option to run it as a program, but it didn't help. I don't get any notifications. It just does ...
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Change name of executable file when using chmod +x

I have python file my_script.py When I run: chmod +x my_script.py I end up with two files that are called my_script.py, one executable file and one python file, when I try to get the size of the ...
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can't change file permissions of key file [duplicate]

I have a .pem file. The normal chmod [4/6]00 [key_name_here].pem command doesn't work. The permissions are stubbornly stuck at 444 or 644.
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How the heck do I make jar files executable?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton (I'm using the xfce4 desktop enviroment so don't give me Unity fixes) and I am trying to run a .jar program through OpenJDK6. I just ...
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Mounting hard drives problem

Why doesn't Ubuntu mount hard drives automatically when it's launching? Moreover, I cannot chmod +x to the files in the hard drives after mounting. They are formatted as NTFS. If NTFS is not ...
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Not detecting any external devices [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 it was working fine unless I messed up with a command. I change all user permissions(as they call ago permission in Ubuntu) by running command sudo chmod -R 777 /. ...
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How do I revert to the previous permissions for a folder?

I changed permission of folder by chmod -R 775 example and now I want change it to previous permission mod, but I don't know what was that number instead of 755. That folder is my project folder and ...
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Unix permissions - what EXACTLY is the “owner group” (note: singular)?

I'm programming a Fuse file-system. So far so normal, didn't encounter unsolvable problems (except performance). However, I read the following articles: http://linuxcommand.org/lts0070.php http://...
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Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...
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Is there any difference between umask value and chmod value?

I'm using umask in fstab settings. What I know is if i set 755 with chmod, the permission will be rwxr-xr-x. But, when I use umask in fstab with 755 value, permission that i get is ----w--w-. Giving ...
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What is the first number for in a 4-number chmod argument (such as `chmod 4555`)?

When I install a program, it recommends me to do chmod 4555. Okay, i know about values if I just use three numbers. For example chmod 555 test-file will give -r-xr-xr-x 4 for write, 2 for read ...
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Chmod error changing permission read only file system

I have three main partitions on my disc /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 2048 117186559 58592256 83 Linux /dev/sda2 117186560 128905215 5859328 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 ...
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Cannot edit php5.fcgi owned by Me with RWX owner permissions

Ok, I kind of thought I understood Linux permissions and then I encountered this one. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a virtualbox on my Windows 7 pro laptop. All udpates are applied to windows, ...
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Permission denied apache even after chmod

I am trying to setup my LAMP server on ubuntu when i am about to change mod chmod of the files in the /var/www directory but when i try : sudo chmod 0644 www/* -R and sudo chmod 0644 www -R ...
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Setting files and directories to match umask setting recursively

Is there a way to go into my home directory and recursively set files and directories to match my umask setting? The issue is, way back when I started using linux, I didn't understand permissions. In ...
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`sudo chmod +x *` caused me cannot open anything

Today I used sudo chmod +x * -R in my $HOME folder, actually I didn't want to use it in $HOME folder, it was an accident. Afterthat I tried to use sudo chmod -x * to fix it. But now, I couldn't open ...
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chmod -R 777 /etc, I have no name! [duplicate]

I really screwed up and did sudo chmod -R 777 /etc After searching for hours for an answer I eventually booted into recovery mode and did: mount -o rw,remount / # because the file-system was ...
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Chmod is not working as expected

When i am about to change my file permission like this $ sudo chmod a+x *.* This error appear chmod: cannot access ‘*.*’: No such file or directory And when i want to change the permission ...
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can't access to a folder even after chmod 777

I just created a new user, and I want to give access to a folder. I have done: chmod -R 777 ./p and this is the result lisa@linux:/media$ ls -halt drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 4,0K dic 11 11:...
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Is it okay to chmod 770 root directory “/”?

Output of ls: $ ls -lh / drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Dec 9 18:56 boot drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4.2K Dec 10 13:57 dev drwxr-xr-x 92 root root 4.0K Dec 10 13:57 etc drwxrwxrwx 9 lyndon root ...
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Site creation script - missing chmod permissions

We have recently taken ownership of a Linux server, on the server is a site creation script which works but seems to be missing the necessary chmod folder permissions (755?). I think we need to add a ...
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Boot for USB to fix file permissions

I will start from the beginning. I was a noob and ran a really bad command in Ubuntu and now I can't do anything with sudo. I ran: sudo chmod 644 / I was instructed to boot from a liveCD or ...
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Correct permissions or undo a command [duplicate]

I will start this question with I'm a noob and I broke linux. Probably shouldn't have ran the command I did but now I cannot use sudo for anything not sure how to undo fix what I did. The command I ...
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chmod only certain mime-types

I'm using file --mime-type * to find the mime-types of all files in a selected directory. Many of these files should not be executable and are .conf or their type is text/plain. Is there a ...
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User Rights letters to numbers

I am having Problems converting user rights. I want to assign the following rights to certain files/folders but dont know hat to translate them into a format which chmod will work with like chmod 755. ...
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virtualbox - Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE)

After I create a new Virtual Machine, when I start it, it shows following error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Milad. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). Result ...
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Setting correct permissions

First of all let me say that i am almost new to Linux so please be patient :) I have an Ubuntu 14.0.4 running on my Systems. What i am trying to do is: On my system there are sabnzbd and plex running....
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Make all new .sh file executable

One of my script is making new .sh files in /tmp/ folder how can I setup that all new files in /tmp/ folder will get chmod -x automaticaly because my script is failing when trying to run scripts in /...
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How do I make an entire directory executable?

I have an entire folder dedicated to python scripts. I'm tired of doing chmod on every new python script that I write. Is there a way to make every file inside my folder executable if it is a python ...
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Root directory '/' locked after using chmod

I accidentally used sudo chmod 3 / which gives a execute and write permission to the root directory, while deleting the read permission. How can I recover from this, I cannot even use sudo now.
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Revert system fie premissions

I have mistakely changed the permission of the entire etc directory to 777. Now I'm getting frequent errors like ... is world writable! Is there a way to revert back to the default permission? ...
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Undo wordpress chmod?

firstly im new to ubuntu and I did something im not sure of. I was trying to chmod wordpress folder because it was having problem not having permission to do anything. (Already installed xampp) ...
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Hi i am unable to change the permission of a file using chmod , plz advice

chmod -x filename doesn't work. when I execute command like chmod -r filename chmod -w filename chmod -x filename they run without any error. But the permission of the files doesn't get affected. ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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Change the permissions of files and directories excluding one directory

I'm trying to change the permissions of files and directories, excluding one directory though. What I've got is: find ! -name test -exec chmod -R 700 {} \; test being the directory that I need ...
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unable to change permissions

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I want a text file not to be executed when opened in nautilus or dash. ls-l shows this line for the regarding file -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1310149 Sep 20 10:28 then i run ...
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What is the exact syntax for chmod?

I want to give the file OpenRocket-13.11.1.jar executable permission by using chmod. So what has gone wrong with this command: /HomeFolder/Downloads chmod +x OpenRocket-13.11.1.jar It says no ...
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sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R simply returns a new command prompt line?

I am logged into my computer through the guest account, because i am unable to login through the master/admin. account via user interface. (Simply a blank, blue screen appears upon login.) So i'm ...
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What happen if the executable permission of chmod is revoked

What to do if I change the executable permission of /bin/chmod? How to recover from that scenario?
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Understanding chmod Symbolic Notation and use of Octal

Many new users make mistakes (or have misunderstanding) while applying chmod on files or directories, because of a lack of informative knowledge of: Symbolic notation for ugo and rwx Use of octal ...
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Cannot Write to www and update wordpress at same time

I have LAMP installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and am using apache as a web server. I am going to be using the web server for Wordpress primarily. The problem I am running into is that I cannot ...
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Cannot chown or chmod using sudo anymore

I was trying to make an adjustment to the /etc/sudoers file, and I accidentally corrupted it. I restored it via the grub and using the Ubuntu 14.04 default. But now it seems I can change ownership ...
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Can I write a file with only read permission?

I just set a read only permission to a file using chmod 400 filename.txt after that I open the file via vi editor and edit and try to save using :w then is says E45: 'readonly' option is set (add ! to ...
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chmod is not working

I am unable to change the privileges of the directory or file which is not in desktop using chmod. while it is working properly for the directory and folders of desktop. am using the command chmod ...
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Set permissions for future folders and files

I have some trouble managing permits in a folder and relative sub folders. I am working on ubuntu 14.04. I have a software which periodically creates new folders and files inside of a main folder. ...