Short for "file system permissions" - access control based on user, group, or global access.

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Why can't I log in to my Samba share on my home network?

Recently I've had to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.10 64-bit after wiping my home server due to an insecure password-only SSH server sitting on it for too long. Now, I'm plagued with setting my machine ...
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Deluge Daemon fails to start on Ubuntu 15 systemd error: code=exited, status=203/EXEC

Trying to install deluge by following this guide on a new Ubuntu 15.10 VM. I have looked at the two most likely linked questions, but I can't discern an answer and the error message is different from ...
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How to change zram size?

I installed zram with sudo apt-get install zram-config. After that it started automatically and when I verified with cat /proc/swaps it's running properly But when I used sudo echo 128M > ...
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VLC can't open UDP stream in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with two NIC, eth0 and eth1. One is just for internet and the other one is on local subnet where multicast UDP stream is coming. Default route is on eth0, and multicast ...
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Locking a folder on a shared linux server

My college has a server set up for students and we all have a folder for our persona stuff on it (access via ssh). So I explored it a bit and found out I can access most of the folders of other ...
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unable to change owner for my drive

I am new to Ubuntu OS. I have noticed that once of my drive 480 GB drive partition is owned by root. I was trying to change the permission to user skorlam (my user name) but it says : ...
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Insufficient permissions trying to edit nginx.conf

Sorry if I come off as ignorant, I have not been using Ubuntu for a long time, but I figured that because i have an interest in coding, and I also have an interest in Streaming games to twitch.tv, I ...
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Prevent other users in same group to change my own file?

I have a share directory with another user, say Bill. The directory has permission as 775. I create my own file with the same permission in the directory. My file has owner and group as my user ...
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Problem installing bin file

I need to install .bin file on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS RaspberryPi, but I cannot do it with the commands: chmod and ./file.bin. Actually, I´ve read quite a lot about this, but could not find anything like ...
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usb stick rechte

I suddenly seem not to have the permission to write on my usb-drive. - it's formatted with fat32/16. Ii tried to change the permissions using chmod 777 /dev/sdb1 in the result ls -l shows all ...
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How can I set system time as regular user via cmd line?

I need to be able to set the system time using 'date' as a regular user. I have a non-networked pc connected to a GPS receiver and would like to sync the time to GPS time. Needs to be done from a ...
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nfs4 permission denied: UID GID numbers shown for owner. I expected strings

I do not get the expected file permissions from my Lan Server using NFS4. Mounting the 'exports' dir as a client works fine. ls outputs the correct folder content. But if the client tries to cd into ...
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sudo cp --preserve=all not preserving ownership

I am trying to copy data back onto an sd card with an ext2 type partition whilst preserving the ownership and permissions. I use the following command: sudo cp -va --preserve=all 2nd/. ...
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I used sudo chown -R yourusername:yourusername /etc but cant turn it back [duplicate]

I have used sudo chown -R yourusername:yourusername /etc to get access to that folder to remove some files, but now I get errors when I try to install stuff, as seen below, and can't seem to change ...
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access removable device remotely by NFS

I have a server and some clients sharing some directories using NFS. Now I want to have access (both read and write) to any removable device (such as external hard disk) which attaches to server ...
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Coping a file to a windows NTFS partition has no permisson

I share (Xubuntu) through network or copy directly files into NTFS directory and then sometimes I can not do anything with them in Windows XP. The files can not be read and sometimes they can not be ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu Guest and Mac OSX El Capitan Host (Unable to connect to VBoxClient)

I have installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 on MacOSX El Capitan, and inside it, I have Ubuntu 15.10 as a Guest. I have downloaded certain files in the guest, and I wish to enable the exchange of these files ...
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Windows User Folder Is Showing Empty! I want to backup my data(My Documents) as my Hard Disk is likely to fail soon! Please HELP!

History: I was using Windows 7 and my laptop crashed and was not able to boot, I first tried ubuntu by live usb there I found out that my Hard disk was likely to fail soon, so to save the data I ...
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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No permission to write to serial device

Getting error "Permission denied" while writing to serial port from command line. I do : echo aaa > /dev/ttyS0 or even sudo echo aaa > /dev/ttyS0 but get the same result. How to solve this ...
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Permission denied while using PHP Mail using Postfix

I already asked this question in Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35159754/permission-denied-while-using-php-mail-using-postfix) but since I am not sure whether it is a Ubuntu ...
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I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive [duplicate]

I recently got Linux, and wanted to run the game dwarf fortress in my USB flash drive. To run dwarf fortress on Linux you have to use ./df in the dwarf fortress folder, but when I use this command it ...
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Cannot access a folder on Windows due to ownership issues [duplicate]

I have access to all the files on Linux, with ownership details "-rw-------", in my folder, say "my_files". However, I am not able to access the folder on Windows, as it says, "You don't have ...
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What ...
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Ubuntu touch - applications permissions [on hold]

Someone can tell me why when i go to my settings-->privacy & security--> apps permissions .. Between all the apps i can not see the names and icons of three of them!
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NFS mount. Permission issue?

Attempting to mount an NFS share on my server and the following seems to be as far as I get... I've tried various solutions apart from an OS reload, which may be coming still... :) Not running an ...
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Whole directory and content changed to non-existent owner and group

Would there be a reason (other than an action on my part) that the owner and group of a directory and all of its content would be changed by some unknown force? The said directory and content are now ...
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Installation of Sentifuge 2.1

I have downloaded sentrifugo.zip from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sentrifugo/files/ 2) Then changed the permission to by below command chown -R nobody:nobody Sentrifugo 3) nobody group was not ...
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Allowing a systemd system unit to access/mount a disk required for that service to run

Preface: I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general so bear with me. I have created a systemd system unit to run a program as a service. For added security, the service runs under its own group and user ...
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Moving files with bash scripts

I have a bash script that watches a folder, if something is added to the folder, the script will move all contents withing the monitored folder to the defined destination. I have a few of these ...
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Bug in CIFS accessing filesystem root?

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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how to install .sh file in ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu Operating System Update(php,MySQL,C++) for Version 11.04, 32 bit from www.hsslive.in when i started to run update.sh file, but i got the text editor page. then i right click the ...
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why do some log directories need x permissions? [duplicate]

I have some log directories that were causing me problems when I did not have x permissions for their owner, why would writing a log file require x permissions?
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Wordpress wp-config.php installation error in Ubuntu

The following problem didn't happen to me in Win10 and from a quick search there isn't much data on this problem with Mac. Maybe someone encountered it and could detail solution: I am trying to ...
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Why I can't erase a hidden file with root privileges?

I downloaded a compressed file (rar) with two files inside: 1) A PDF standard file, and 2) A hidden file .fuse_hidden000004a90000000c (a dot, not extension, file name), which is the exact same PDF ...
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rails --v works for root user but not for other users

I just setup a rails environment following https://gorails.com/setup/ubuntu/14.04 and using the recommended option i.e. with rbenv. Though rails is installed and works properly but only for the root ...
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cant write ,delete,paste files,folders in my Mp4

I am having a problem with my Mp4. For some time it worked perfect I was pasting,coping files in and out,but now its like it became a read-only file system.and in the top of each folder 's icon it ...
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How can I limit or restrict access to an application?

My son received a new laptop this past christmas, primarily for usage at his new school... And now that he has his own laptop, he's stoked to have Steam installed. But the wife wants me to remove ...
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cifs share permissions

I am facing the problem with permission on cifs shares. I have a Lubuntu netbook, a Win7 notebook and a QNAP NAS. I mounted shares on the lubuntu netbook in the fstab: //192.168.2.49/nasdata ...
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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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Ubuntu touch: Permission denied

I would like to run some custom ofono scripts on my Ubuntu touch phone: phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ ls -l /usr/share/ofono/scripts/send-ussd -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1161 sept. 28 09:27 ...
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Creating a shared folder between unprivileged users

This may be a repeat question, but I wasn't able to answer this specific question anywhere else. My school uses Ubuntu to run their server. My friends and I have accounts on the server, but aren't ...
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how to mount a NFs share on 14.04 from FreeNAs

Not sure how to formulate the question since i am quite a newbie but this is my problem and i can't seem to find a solution. I run a Linux-Ubuntu 14.04 on which I have installed Sonar. I want Sonar ...
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Owner status of directory reverting

I use Ubuntu 64 bit, version 14.04 LTS. I have 2 users on this machine, user1 and user2. Both users are part of the same group. I run a python script that logs something in a file, that is within a ...
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How to access all files in Home folder?

I am a Ubuntu user, recently I switched from Ubuntu 14.04(Unity one) to Ubuntu 14.04 (GNOME one). I have used Ubuntu 14.04 for around one year and never faced issues in creating, modifying and ...
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500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot()

I am fully aware this question was asked countless times, but no solution mentioned before worked for my case. My config: $ cat /etc/vsftpd-anon.conf listen=YES local_enable=NO anonymous_enable=YES ...
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Log in problems Ubuntu 13.04/ Installed through windows 10 by using wubi.exe [closed]

I have Installed Ubuntu 13.04 in windows 10 by using wubi.exe. The install went fine with no issues. The box pops up asking to install and what I want my user name and password to be. I enter the ...
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How to find only 'permission granted' files

I'm trying to find files that I'm able to edit, I tried the commands below but still getting 'Permission denied' results. find -name "*.config" | grep -v "Permission denied" find -name "*.config" ...
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Help me win this war!

History: The map: I have a dual-booted laptop, Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. For Ubuntu, I have a separate partition, which stores my data. The enemy: sudo chown -R hadoopuser /, which literally ...