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

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Installation issue

So I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 7 system with more than enough power to run this operating system. When the installer is finished instead of "congrats, enjoy your new operating ...
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14:04: Usergroup / file permissions problems daemon proces

I'm trying to understand the file permissions in ubuntu, but after reading some material, I still don't understand why the following situation doesn't work: I have a folder ...
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Update-manager doesn't ask password [duplicate]

A week ago update-manager doesn't asks my root password. For example now I've updated ffmpeg for chromium in my Xubuntu without root password. Is it ok? Does your _ubuntu behave the same?
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Fixing permissions of backup files that I don't have -r or -w access to - but still denied access

I've always used rsync to backup all my files to an external drive. Now after having formatted my hard disk and reinstalled Linux, I wanted to copy the backup files to my hard disk. The problem is ...
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How to change permission of a drive in an external hard disk?

I had an old laptop. When it got complaint I removed its hard drive and started using it as external hard disk. It has an 80 GB of memory allocation for the windows C drive partition. But now i don't ...
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make install command access denied

trying to install glew and freeglut so I can program OpenGL, I have figured out how to fix my make all comand but when I type make install I get this message: Making install in src make[1]: Entering ...
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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how to get user permissions for nfs share?

So, i have been going through many questions like this and checked several potential solutions of which none worked yet... The situation: I simply want to be able to access a Synology NAS from an ...
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libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/002/006: Permission denied. libusb requires write access to USB device nodes

I am connecting my FTDI Device with Laptop USB. I was following all the steps given in the link How to build libftdi git under Linux But after installing.. When I was running ./eeprom it is throwing: ...
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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How do I share files between computers without using a password?

I am wondering how to eliminate the need for a password when sharing files between computers. I have tried changing the filesharing in properties. I am using ubuntu 14.04.
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“You don't have the right permission to extract archives in the folder” extracting hadoop [on hold]

I am trying to extract the files of hadoop to /usr/local/hadoop. But it shows the error 'You don't have the right permission to extract archives in the folder "file:" ' I know that's the simple ...
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cant edit anything on xampp as sudo user [on hold]

Im new to linux was an avid windows user until recently trying on an old system seing some major differences and converting, so I apologise if this question seems simple. Im running the latest ...
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Can't get permission for deleting a file - not even as root!

I understand similar questions have been asked but truthfully none answer my question. I downloaded a file using a torrent, and basically I need to replace a .jar file in there with another, yet ...
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How to lock down SFTP user?

I really need some help, I have been trying to jail a user using ubuntu. Thing to note: james is the user sshusers is the group /home/james/upload/ is the directory where I wish to lock user ...
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Error message 'You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of root'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I am logged in as an administrator account (I double checked, and it really is administrator) (username 'dennis'). I cannot create folders in my ~/ folder. When I ...
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Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin on this server

I installed php, mysql, phpmyadmin on my Ubuntu 12.04 localhost in the following steps: I try these steps: sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart sudo apt-get install php5 ...
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Shortcuts on my desktop?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 release, and I wanted to add a shortcut of /var/www to my desktop, since I want to do some PHP development. I went to /var/www to make a link, but my right-click menu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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How to get root permission inside qt program?

I run my QT app without sudo permission but during running phase of the app I need to install the .deb so I am running the command dpkg -i mydeb.deb with qprocess in QT or some other commands which ...
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VirtualBox runs as root, Critical Error as user

I've just done a fresh install of VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a relatively fresh install of 14.04 (Trusty) and am seeing the below error when attempting to start VB as a normal user Failed to create the ...
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Setting up /var/www/ permissions for a local machine

I'm new to Ubuntu (Linux in general). I set it up in my old machine to check it out and maybe permanently switch to Ubuntu. I installed LAMP. I really would like to start doing some coding but I ...
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Superuser 'permission denied'

I wish to run a script in the root directory. The script is /opt/poky/1.6/xx If I log in as a superuser in Ubuntu 14.04 using sudo -i and my own password, I can see this file using ls /opt/poky/1.6/. ...
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Copying files to external HD formatted to ext4

I have bought an external HD, transcend 2TB 2.5 and formatted it from FAT32 to ext4 since I work most of the time with ubuntu. Now when I want to copy files from my computer to the device I get the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - BUG? SSH login failing

Ubuntu 14.04 - installed apt-get install openssh-server, username is sun and password is 1234 and root also has password 1234. Remotely connecting and failing to allow me. suns-MacBook-Air:js sun$ ...
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Can't Change power_method 14.04

I am trying to modify my power method for my ati card as it's like having a helicopter in the room. I use the same methods described here. sudo bash -c echo "profile" > ...
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Change directory permission to 777 during run the app with sudo (root permission) [closed]

I am running my app with sudo (root permission) and during in running app, the app created some directories with root permission. So I want to change permission to 777 on these directories by running ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name!@lappyname:~$

During resolving another problem I run this command : pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers.d/README mount -o remount,rw / Than after error occurs and after reopen the ...
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What is a “system” group, as opposed to a normal group?

I need to add a group of users to my system. I read adduser & addgroup mans and the question here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146686 about "users" and "system users". I need ...
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Samba share not letting me authenticate

I've set up a media server on my local network and I'd like to share a directory with the network. The directory path is /home/htpc/Media. I set up the network share like so. It all seems to be ...
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Ubuntu does not let me in past the password [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu newbie (currently i have the 14.04 LTS version), and I was trying to uninstall Skype so I followed a tip from this forum that told me to do the following in the console; sudo apt-get ...
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Déjà Dup won't back up ~/.config/nautilus-actions

I'm a mostly-noob with Ubuntu. Running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I use Déjà Dup to backup my entire Home folder, daily, to an external 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. But after every backup, Déjà Dup tells ...
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account blocked by changing the /etc/passwd : how to revert or gain access again

To get root access to my existing account in ubuntu i followed this post. But even after following the steps mentioned i wasn't able to create/modify file or directory without using the sudo keyword. ...
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Create a directory during .deb installation with read write access rights using cmaklist.txt

I need to create a directory at the path /opt/ with read write permission for everyone (777 permission) during .deb installation on Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit . I have no root login on my machine so I can ...
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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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Nano edit, permission denied

I am trying to edit a index.php by using sudo nano index.php. Nano opens me into index.php, then i add the code into the file, save and try to exit but it says permission denied. I am using ssh ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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I ran MATLAB as root and now it shows me an error when I run it without root

I ran matlab using sudo because it would give me an error while setting a path. After that session, I cannot run it without root. It gives me the error dialog shown in the image. How can I resolve ...
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/host folder read only using gksu nautilus

I have Ubuntu installed on XP with Wubi. I sometimes used gksu nautilus to edit files in /host and move some files from my Ubuntu folders to the /host folder. But now when I browse the /host folder ...
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setup default directory for ftp user and not to allow him to access the parent directories

I have setup an ubuntu instance on Amazon AWS with nginx webserver installed on it. I would like to create an ftp user and give default access to /usr/share/nginx/www. The user shouldn't be able to ...
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Unzip (Info-ZIP) Permissions

Is there a way to invoke unzip (from Info-ZIP) without having it restore the permissions stored in the zip file? The zip files I'm restoring are enormous, so going back over the contents with ...
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Why does backup fail with permission denied (in /var/backups)? [closed]

My backup fails and shows this message: Permission denied when trying to create ‘/var/backups/duplicity-full.20140907T165614Z.vol1.difftar.gpg’ How do I remedy this?
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How to allow writing to other users home folder

I got webserver where I have created new user for each subdomain. How do I set so I could write to those subdomain users homefolder without using sudo (etc. using sftp ..) 1) My admin user belongs to ...
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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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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Drive permissions problem

Under fstab I have assigned a drive 777 permissions (umask 000) and the permissions say 777 in the gui. I created a new user and gave it the gid for the drive as well as admin privileges to be safe ...
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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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Giving ownership of the directory to the apache user?

I have installed wordpress on LAMP. As I am new one to Ubuntu. So, I Used this online tutorial How to install wordpress on ubuntu manually But when I am trying to give ownership of the directory to ...