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

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Giving a SSH user R/O access to my home directory

I'm trying to set up SSH access on my computer. I want only SFTP to be enabled, so rssh seems like an option. I have the following plan: (My default user is called sebastian) chmod -R go-w ...
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How can I allow *any* user to write files `/sys/kernel/debug/…`?

How can I allow any user to write files /sys/kernel/debug/...? While creating a debugfs file, I realized that only root on my ubuntu machine can access the debugfs files in /sys/kernel/debug/..., even ...
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How to copy the permission of root to current user?

I made a mistake. I copied a directory with many sub-directories and files using the sudo command. Consequently only root has permissions to do anything with the files. Can I somehow duplicate the ...
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Why I can't install TomCat 8 on this Ubuntu 15.04 system? (I obtain an error when I perform chmod statment)

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am finding some difficulties trying to install TomCat 8 on an Ubuntu 15.04 system that I have to use as development environment. So I am following this tutorial (I ...
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Non-sudo alternative to /usr/local/bin for common scripts

I'm used to putting common scripts in /usr/local/bin so that I can execute them from anywhere with the terminal. For example, I make a shell script named 1, make it executable with chmod +x 1 and put ...
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Setting permission for Xampp installation directory. see details

I know bit about setting permission but i'm little in a mess with it. I'm new to ubuntu so i get little confused and took much time to solve a little problem. I have installed xampp with installer ...
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Permission denied problems after rsync with sudo on the remote

I was trying to move files from one server to another. From the source server, I ran sudo rsync. The process was done, but on the destination server, I'm getting permission denied with lsand cd. I ...
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sftp to android microsd - no permissions [on hold]

I finally got an sftp connection from my linux box to the microsd card on my android phone. The only problem is I can't drop files onto the microsd card from my linux box. Can anyone help me with ...
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How can I make the sudo GUI work without the admin group?

I have a group of users with sudo privileges. That group is not called admin. The users can use sudo on the command line without any problems, however, Unity GUI dialogs requesting root permission ...
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Read / Write permissions in /opt directory

I installed Android Studio in my /opt directory without a hitch and have been using it. Recently, though, Android Studio informed me of an update. It won't perform the update, however, because it says ...
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VMware: change file permissions for smb.conf

I am running Ubuntu via VMware on a windows host, i want to share a folder. When i try to edit smb.conf, i get the following error: (gedit:47899): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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App permissions

I am developing a simple sound recorder using Qt Creator. It uses the QAudioRecorder class and Qml. The app compiles and runs on the desktop during testing and I am able to play back the recorded ...
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How can I prevent other users from accessing my home directory?

I am trying to restrict access to my home directory so as to prevent another user from accessing it, even another that user also has sudo permissions. I've tried the following commands to achieve ...
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…?

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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Problem when installing intel i40e driver

i am running ubuntu 14.04 on virtualmachine. wifi wasn't working, instead it appears as a 'wired connection 1' and can't choose a different wifi network. I looked to see if i needed a driver because ...
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Samba recycle bin on ubuntu 14.04 doesnt put the file in only folders

When I delete something in Samba on a Windows system the file goes to recycle bin by default. That works on the share on anywhere in that / filesystem but when I try the same thing on another drive ...
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can't access the user account

Mistakenly I wanted to change the ownership or /usr and /etc and /home by chown -R username because I thought in this case, I won't see any error saying permission denied in installing softwares ...
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Run Python script with root privileges (not from terminal)

How can I run a Python script which, upon execution, brings up a dialog prompting the user for his root password - so that the script is run as root, being able to make changes to files within the ...
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How to login as root user on Ubuntu 15.04 server GUI

i run my own home server and in all of the other ubuntu versions i have been able to to add gui and log on as root to drop my files into the WWW folder but with this one i can not get root other than ...
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What is the expected behaviour for ecryptfs?

I am relatively new GNU/Linux user and currently use Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have my main user and I also enabled root account (but not used it and root password is setup). I am interested in ecryptfs ...
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Does an application need root permissions if it modifies files in the “/” directory?

I'm creating a program for Ubuntu that involves creation of files within the folder where the code is present. What I want to know is: When a .deb package is installed, where do the contents go? If a ...
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How to undo or set back to default chmod -R 755? [closed]

What I was trying to do is installing "wordpress" in my localhost on (ubuntu 14.04) i.e my path for localhost is " home/deepak/php " Now what i did is this in terminal: sudo chown -R ...
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How to mount devices as normal user?

Is it possible to mount some devices without being root and without having sudo permissions?
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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XRDP Logout works on 12.04m fails on 14.04

I am using XRDP service to remote into several machines. A machine running 12.04, I can remote into, and when I complete work I can logout, and it logs out just fine. For a machine running 14.04, I ...
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How to execute the app just by root or specific user?

I wanna install an application to linux and it's important it just execute by the specific user or root. for example openssl, As you know when the users, enter the command like this : openssl version ...
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Change Phone Ringtone permissions

I have tried to copy a ringtone to the usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/ringtones/ folder, but it will not copy. Is it RO? if so is there a way to change permissions for this folder only [there is information ...
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How to run patching program as sudo with Wine?

I've recently installed Wine on my Ubuntu 14.04. When I'm trying to patch a game I get the following error: Please run the patching program again with full administrative rights! So I tried to run ...
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User Groups Best Practices in Ubuntu Server

I reciently decided to manage my own web server (Ubuntu/Nginx) and as best practices I went and disabled the root user and created a new one with root privileges. When I created the new user I didn't ...
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SMB Permissions not available with Ubuntu File Manager

I'm using the Ubuntu File Manager (v 3.14.2 on Ubuntu 15.04) and I'm having trouble editing files on remote servers I mount automagically with it, because permissions are not read. In the worst case, ...
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Prevent access to a folder in WINE (running on Lubuntu)

I have a windows executable that takes in a project file name and runs it this way, under WINE (on Lubuntu). I call the below line through a batch file that resides in the same application directory ...
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How to sudo git clone and safely change permission to another user

On Raspberry Pi, I log in as the default user Pi. I do a sudo git clone on a repository, because it needs to create directories. This is specific for DNU/DNX, because we cannot run sudo dnu restore ...
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Mount type always set to none

Wish you a good day! I want to mount a folder with type ntfs or ext2 or ext4 in order to set permissions for files in that. This is how I did: tudinh@Acoustic:~$ sudo mount --bind -v -t ext2 -o ...
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Installing IonCube on Ubuntu without root privileges

I'm attempting to install IonCube loaders via the ionCube Loader Wizard. I selected "local" and then on the next step, I get the following message: Please note that the following problem ...
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Is it ok to use “permissions” option on top of “defaults” in /etc/fstab for ntfs-3g?

When I use ntfs-3g GUI tool it automatically appends "defaults" option for each NTFS partition on my hard drive (Dual boot with windows).As a result every files & folder are owned by root. Now As ...
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I can't create a folder for workspace in modelsim [closed]

I have installed the modelsim 13.0 in Ubuntu 12.10 when I opened it, it's not allowing me to create a new project. Particularly the problem with creating a workspace folder. It's showing the error ...
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Cannot save files in Sublime Text 2

As stated in the title, I am unable to save my sublime text 2 files. I tried running the gksudo subl command and "Save as" but to no avail. Any other workaround for this? What is causing this issue? ...
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Can't access software manager or do updates in terminal [duplicate]

I can't open the software manager at all. Also on trying to do and update I get the following. ~ $ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) ...
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Permissions issue when running Ghost blog using forever

I am trying to run a Ghost blog on an Amazon AWS Ubuntu server using forever so that I can close the terminal window & leave the blog running. I think it is not running due to a permissions issue ...
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External drive permissions - unable to change [duplicate]

I have an external drive (format to NTFS) and I would like to be able to run a bash script on it. At the moment it won't let me set permissions to execute for my bash script using chmod +x {file} ...
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What is meaning of 755 permissions in Samba Share

I am experimenting with Samba. I have a RAID drive mounted on /mnt/raiddrives, and I want to share it on my network giving everyone full access to it. The Ubuntu guide says to do something like below ...
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“No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new harddrive in my PC. I'm not using Windows for anything. The hard drive does not have WIndows on it. I used a program to get Ubuntu onto the harddrive via ...
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save files in /home/user1/public_html to /home/user2/public_html

I am at a stand still. I am trying to figure out how to allow a php script on /home/user1/public_html/* to save file to /home/user2/public_html/images Everything goes well but the file is never ...
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Understanding Group Permissions

I'd appreciate help with a couple questions regarding standard file permissions. Assume that I'm not using access control lists. If a file is associated with multiple groups, must all groups have ...
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Apache2 can't access directory root of localhost, permission denied (AH00035)

I have try many solution but I'm still get this (13)Permission denied: [client 127.0.0.1:42105] AH00035: access to /favicon.ico denied (filesystem path '/home/dixon') because search permissions are ...
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How to deny access to a user for everything except only one directory

How can I deny access for an existing user for everything and everywhere except for only 1 directory in the system. I mean after login the user should only be able to create, read and delete files in ...
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Can't start MySQL service after permissions issues

I'm hosting a local LAMP server with Magento installed on it (in /var/www/html/magento), which I've had working fine, but I managed to break some things tonight. I encountered an issue with part of ...
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I just installed an external cd/dvd r/w drive (SDRW-08D2S-U LITE , but cant write

Everything appears to be working right, but I get an error saying I might need to change my permissions. It goes through the steps of trying to burn the music files, and then stops, and says it ...
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Running upstart jobs as root but works like unprivileged users

I Have a application that need to run like root user, but I need that the enviroment, will be of an unprivileged user. For example: ipython, start by root (ubuntu) user; but I need that cann't run ...