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

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Changing permissions on serial port

I'm using the Arduino IDE in Ubuntu, and am having issues with the serial port. It has worked in the past, but for reasons that may be unnecesary, I felt the need to change the ownership of some of ...
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ddclient not working without sudo

When I run ddclient (DynamicDns Updator) without sudo, I get WARNING: file /etc/ddclient.conf: Cannot open file '/etc/ddclient.conf'. (Permission denied) stat() on closed filehandle FD at ...
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How to recover from mistakenly chmod operation?

I screwed up all my files permissions under a directory, how can I recover. Especially, how to change the files that is non-executable back to read-write-only?What I did wrong was that I chmod all the ...
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Cannot write to Folder mounted with SSHFS

I just created a folder according to SSHFS (Ubuntu Docs) sudo apt-get install sshfs sudo gpasswd -a jm fuse sshfs -o idmap=user [email protected]:/path/to/folder folder Then I found that the folder is ...
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Files are read-only after copying over samba

I used to copy files from one system to another system via samba. How ever I am getting the file only in read only mode. What i am doing now is i used to change the file permission after transferring ...
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What if I accidently run command “chmod - R” on system directories (/, /etc, …)

I accidently ran sudo chmod 755 -R / instead of sudo chmod 755 -R ./ I stopped it after few seconds, but now there is some problems such as sudo: must be setuid root How can I revert ...
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File permissions: why can't I list a directory?

I am able to list directories in a root shell, root@ThinkPad:~# ll /media/ total 36 drwxr--r-- 6 root root 4096 2011-05-12 16:41 ./ drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 2011-05-12 13:14 ../ drwxr-xr-x 5 ...
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My newly added user cannot write to folder

Suppose I installed ubuntu with the user usr1 then I added usr2. I then create a group grp1 where this 2 users are added. A folder is owned by usr1 and has group grp1. But when I login as usr2 I ...
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problem with chmod command

I don't know what is happening experimentx@workmateX:/var/www$ sudo chmod 0777 -r /var/www/ chmod: cannot access `0777': No such file or directory experimentx@workmateX:/var/www$
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Is there any way to make sure that any file created in a specific folder has a certain group as owner?

I know that you can set a directory up so specific groups have access to it, but is there any way to set it up so that any new files created in it automatically have a specific group as the group ...
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'chmod u+x' versus 'chmod +x'

What is the difference between chmod u+x and just chmod +x? I have seen a ton of tutorials that say to use u+x to make scripts executable. However, the u is not mentioned in the chmod help or ...
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Default file permissions for php user www-data

I have a php installed on my ubuntu machine. The web root is /var/www I set the permissions for this folder like so: sudo chown -R ftpuser:www-data /var/www ftpuser is the user I set up so I ...
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Error after sudo-ing “sudo: must be setuid root”

On a colleagues computer, everytime I use a sudo command, I get this error: sudo: must be setuid root I tried various things mentioned on the internet, like changing the permissions to 4755 from a ...
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How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...