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

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How to make all new files in a directory executable

I want a way by which whenever I create a new file in a particular directory, I want it to be executable by default. Is this even possible, if so how?
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How to give a program access to make file in root directory

i am running a program which uses log4j.The log4j uses rolling file appender.However its not able to create the file. I guess its because the creation of file need root access. The program is ...
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How do I mark a .jar file as executable on Xubuntu 13.04?

I'm trying to get the minecraft.jar file to execute , but the check box won't come up when I go to Properties > Permissions. I don't know much about the terminal and its commands so if someone could ...
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Is there a vi file editor in ubuntu like in unix?

I was a unix and redhat user, just started to use ubuntu. Is there a vi command to edit files? Is there a change mode command to change a file status to executable?
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Please settle a Sticky (bit) argument

I got into a good-natured spat with a fellow worker about the nature of the sticky bit. My contention, working from the chmod man page was the the sticky bit, if set, allows only the owner to delete ...
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User permissions inheritence

If an owner can read and write and the group can read and execute, can the owner execute the file? Do file permissions stack?
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Not able to install *.run file in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS version inside Windows using WUBI. I have to install few softwares in Ubuntu which are as follow: MPLAB X IDE version 1.90 XC8 Compiler and ...
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File permissions won't change

sorry fresh user. I installed about 9 days ago and had issues with Unity disappearing which took 5 days of headaches to fix. It never did fix, I reinstalled. I set up Plex (media server) and while ...
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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /var”?

I executed chmod 777 /var and now Ubuntu won't start, can anyone tell me what I did wrong? And if there is a way of going back?
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Installing XAMPP

I'm new to linux and I'm trying to install XAMPP I downloaded the file and I cant execute it, I followed the Instruction on http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html#374 but when I'm trying ...
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How can we execute a terminal-command for all the subfolders, at once

I need to change ownership of my Downloads folder from root to my username. Using 'chown' and '*' wildcard I could get around with each folder and it's files but that's tedious. Anything I could do ...
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Only 8 days into Ubuntu, and I did some damage

In order to eliminate some of the permissions obstacles I keep finding, I decided to make it easier on myself. I did $ sudo chmod 755 -R /usr If I knew 10 hours ago what I've learned in researching ...
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How can i check the folder permissions in ubuntu server 12.04?

Right now, I know that I can change persmissions for example with : sudo chmod 550 directory I wonder how I can check the actual folder permission.
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Permissions issue [duplicate]

Which would be the right chmod value for a directory where everyone can write on it, but only the owner of the content can delete it? I thought chmod 1755 path_to_directory would be the right one, ...
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how can I recursively run chmod -x?

So I have my music collection living on my 12.04.2 server. This Collection has traveled with me over the years from a Windows machine to a MacBook Pro, and then finally to where it is today on the ...
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CHMOD folder permissions to access by http

I have this ubuntu web server and I want to give permissions to access only by http but I don't want the folder to be visible to the network users. I have a subfolder were users upload some files and ...
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What is “chmod” and its practical aspects?

I am new to Ubuntu and I used to do everything on Windows. As much as I know Windows has "read only" file option for the user. However, in my opinion, Ubuntu allow the user to manipulate file ...
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How to recursively set permissions for files only?

I want to remove executable permission for all files in my home folder, recursively, how to do that using command line?
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How do I change the permissions of a system file on every login?

I need to make a system file writable without using sudo so I typed: sudo chmod 646 /path/to/file It worked… …until I rebooted, because the file is recreated on every boot. How do I change the ...
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Possible performace bug

I have noticed a bug in 13.04 when I minimize something I press the minimize button it doesn’t want to minimize or will start to hang and won't go anywhere until I press ctrlaltdel In three different ...
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Directory appearing as file?

So we copied some photos in a directory across to a NTFS partition last night, and they were viewable from ubuntu. Today the directory is not accessible from Windows, and when we booted back into ...
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Sharing folder with guest

I am trying to allow access to the guest account to a folder at /share I have chmod 775'd and even 777'd the folder to no avail. I know the guest account is locked down so it cant access /home, ...
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How can I chmod 777 all subfolders of /var/www?

I’m running a webserver and FTP server, wherein /var/www is bound to /home/user/www. I set both directories to chmod 777 (which is fine since it’s for testing only). I can upload files into ...
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how to recover file and folder permission?

I made this mistake at the /usr directory sudo chmod -R 777 bin The next time i used sudo, it gives me this prompt: sudo must be setuid root What I did is copy and replaced this sudo thinking it ...
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Changing directory permissions [duplicate]

Hey I need to change the permissions of the /var/www directory But it won't let me. I've tried the chmod command, I've also tried it with sudo and still nothing. Please HELP!! ...
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How do I import a disk image into libvirt?

Can someone post the proper syntax? I have tried using the chmod command , but I am doing something incorrectly. I am just trying to move a centos iso file to /images to set up a test vm
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Accidentally ran “sudo chmod a+rx ~”

I accidentally ran sudo chmod a+rx ~ on the system root rather than sudo chmod a+rx myfolder... I ran sudo chmod -R a+rX myfolder/public_html then accidentally ran sudo chmod a+rx ~ instead of ...
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Can I set a specific group|umask to be the default one for all actions within a certain path?

I would like to override the default umask and owner:group settings within certain directories only, without requiring root privileges, as that kind of defeats the purpose. For example, when I touch ...
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Permanent chmod 777

How can I set chmod 777 for my lamp server? I am the owner of the www folder (sudo chown -R martin www). I have changed the permissions of all files (sudo chmod 777 -R www). I don't know why, but my ...
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problems with /etc/sudoers

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on i3 laptop. By mistake I changed the permissions and changed the user(from root) of /etc folder and I am getting a error when trying to use sudo like: sudo: /etc/sudoers ...
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Is possible to make virtual host in a NTFS partition?

I am using Ubuntu and Windows. When I use Windows, i can't access my file in var/www of my Linux partition. So I try to make virtual host and DirectoryRoot in my NTFS partition. I will combine WAMP ...
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Unable to run compiled files - bash: ./a.out: Permission denied. (I've tried chmod)

First of all, there are many questions like this on AU. Still, none of them solved my problem. I've compiled my C source using cc test.c, and it did generate a.out file. However when I run it I get ...
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bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied installing intel fortran 2011

I am trying to install Intel Fortran Composer 2011. When I try to command ./install.sh it gives an error: bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied I tried some ways to get pass this. Tried; sudo ...
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Should I install non-repository software as root or as my user?

What is the right way of installing programs that are not available in repositories: should my user own the binaries and keep them in ~/bin/, or should root own the binaries and keep them in, say, ...
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Unable to make files executable (on ntfs filesystem mounted as rw)

I'm baffled. I've looked around for awhile on this but nobody seems to have quite the issue I do. I have an ntfs partition for all of my stuff, and I want to run some programs off of it. However, I ...
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Peculiar permissions/group trouble [closed]

I've tried creating a separate user account for rtorrent and sickbeard (a torrent downloader) so everything isn't running as root but I've bitten off more than I can chew. I've chmodded 2770 (setgid, ...
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alternative to chmod 777 in LAMP [duplicate]

Typically after installing LAMP I like to install phpmyadmin and be allowed to drop folders in var/www/. I run sudo chmod 777 only because the LAMP is on a LAN. I was curious to know what is the ...
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Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do

Accidentally ran command sudo chmod -R o+x /home on my Ubuntu 12.10. Now what me to do? is that dangerous? I have no backup of partition, so I think this command is not reversible. SO me to ...
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Is “chmod -R o+x /home” dangerous? [duplicate]

I'm very new to Ubuntu. During work on my home pc, I accidentally made the following command: sudo chmod -R o+x /home I want to know if it's dangerous to open access for other users and, if so, how ...
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What to do after 'chmod -R 777 /'? [duplicate]

I have many file permission problems, as being a newbie, I unfortunately set permissions on everything somehow to 777 (chmod -R 777 /). I believe I've done this from the root directory logged in as ...
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Not able to change permission of a file to add +x [duplicate]

I am not able to understand what is the issue here ? vks@vksTP:~/dropbox/shells$ ll sssh.sh -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1218 Mar 17 17:58 sssh.sh vks@vksTP:~/dropbox/shells$ sudo chmod +x sssh.sh ...
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Transmission daemon: permission denied even if debian-transmission has root group

I've got something really strange. Transmission-daemon keeps telling me "Permission denied /home/transmission/downloads/.." (.. = name of torrent folder and files) I created this folder ...
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Ubuntu woes on permissions [duplicate]

I ran sudo chmod -R myusername:myusername on I thought my /workspaces directory but it appears it did the command ran on the root directory, resulting in errors such as: Could not update ICEauthority ...
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How can I recover from chmod -R a-wrx / command?

Today I ran sudo chmod -R a-wrx /. Now nothing is working. Can anyone help me recover my system?
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How to change default file/folder permission of specific user?

How can I make any folders or files created by a certain user always be public (accessible by anyone) in Ubuntu?
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chmod: permissions of a directory don't change [duplicate]

I have some issue with chmod: mis@hell:/var/www/blah$ sudo chmod g+w .git -v mode of `.git' changed from 0755 (rwxr-xr-x) to 0775 (rwxrwxr-x) mis@hell:/var/www/blah$ ls -la | grep git$ ...
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Can't log in although password is correct

Im fairly new to ubuntu so bear with me on this. I was doing an assignment for my CSCI 323 class that required Manually adding a new user and my problem came about after I followed these instructions: ...
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Why doesn't chmod work on a file under /media?

I want to execute a script file from terminal but it shows error root@silambarasan-PC:/media/D-DEVELOPME/androidSdk/adt-bundle-linux-x86/sdk/tools# ./android -bash: ./android: Permission denied` so ...
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sudo chmod -R 755 * accidentaly run in /, what are the options?

I have many programs installed, I want to keep my history, and so on and so on.. What can I do to save the situation? Thank you.
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Nautilus plugin to chmod

Some time ago (around Ubuntu 8.04) there was a plugin to Nautilus to change permissions tab in file properties window. It was showing permissions as checkboxes for R/W/X for user/group/others. I can't ...