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

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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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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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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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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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local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions

I have a local wordpress installation and got everything working, until I tried to install a new plugin. Trying to activate the plugin, wordpress asked me for FTP connection information, which I ...
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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 ...
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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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Executable not running even after chmod'ing it

I am trying to run a BETA precompiled copy of rcracki, but the problem is when I try to run the executable, it gives an error: root@hosted-by:~/Desktop/rcracki_mt_0.7_beta2_linux_x86_64# ls COPYING ...
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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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Unable to change permissions for apache file 000-default.conf

I am trying to change the permissions for the apache file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf when I input the command sudo chmod 755 000-default.conf the file still stays to ...
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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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The solution for permission denied of double OS

I first installed windows(Four disks: C, D, E, F) several years ago when I was naive. Later, I met the ubuntu and allocated some space to her. Now, I fall in love with open source and ubuntu so I use ...
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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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how to rollback from giving permission to all files

I am new to ubuntu. while working on terminal unfortunately i typed the comment sudo chmod -R 777 / from root so it prints lot of lines with not permitted strings at end..but after some seconds the ...
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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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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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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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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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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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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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Trouble installing Netbeans

I am trying to install Netbeans 8.0.1 on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS and I am following the install instructions via ...
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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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install sites using virtualmin but ftp(proftp server,filezilla client) upload failed

I used virtualmin to creat multi sitex on a vps(ubuntu 14 lts). everything is OK except when I try to upload and try to update a file(former files on the vps are scp from another vps) it always ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?

I enetered chmod -R 777 /usr/bin and now sudo is not working. It is giving error that sudo must be setuid root. On looking via Google, some advice said to run chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo chmod ...
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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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chmod+x is not working at ubuntu on AWS EC2

I am trying to run a hadoop word count code in python at the Amazon EC2 environment. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I run the following command chmod a+x test.sh and expect to run it test.sh as a command. ...
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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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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. ...
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Can't mount USB flash drives or my CD/DVD drives

How can I fix the permissions to get rid of the following error and mount my USB and internal CD/DVD drive: Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to `/media/bret' failed: Operation not supported These ...
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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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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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How to prevent directory from being deleted by user?

Suppose a directory dir1 is created by sudo on Desktop. sudo mkdir dir1 Then I applied chown and chmod as following: sudo chown root:root dir1 sudo chmod go-rwx dir1 Now dir1 is only accessible ...
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Script for changing access rights of multiple files and directories?

I want to create a script that changes the access rights for all files and folders in a specific directory tree. All users should have read and write access for all files and directories. Does anyone ...
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Access to different directories

I have recently moved to Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed that in some directories I can't even create a directory or file (e.g:/var/lib). I know about the command chmod, but is it appropriate to use it in ...
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default permissions for /var/www

I was trying to open a file and write to it with PHP at /var/www folder but it wasn't working so I did sudo chmod 777 var/www now I want to set the permissions for var/www to the default. what are ...
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How to make a script that will make another script in the same folder executable?

How to make a script that will make another script in the same folder executable? I don't want to worry about path since it will be in the same directory. So it should be something like(i'm trying to ...
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Problems with file permissions in ubuntu 14.0 [duplicate]

Good afternoon to all Here I have a problem with permissions, use ubuntu 14.0 configured with samba. The details are in the following example: There is a folder called "isolated" contains folders ...
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Chmod ubuntu desktop fail

I accidentally did chmod 667 on /home/user/Desktop/ and now it is behaving strangely. How can I reverse the damage I have done?
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Problem with access to mounted drive

I can not make my newly mounted hdd work properly. First and foremost, I can not access it to read and write any file or folder even after changing the privileges to +775 and even +777 (though I can ...
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“cannot open file userpref.blend@ for writing: Permission denied” in blender

I'm using blender 2.69, installed via software centre, and when I save my user preference through File -> User Preferences and click on "Save User Settings" there is a message "cannot open file ...
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Directory with readable and unreadable files

I am root. I want to make a directory, SuperSensitiveDirectory, private so that only root can even read the files inside it and its sub-directories. There are passwords in these files, and they should ...
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Difference between +x and ./<script> and sh ./<script>

Are there any actual differences between running a script with [sudo] sh ./<script>.run instead of [sudo] chmod +x ./<script>.run [sudo] ./<script>.run