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

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i can not edit file even after entered root password

i want to edit actual_brightness with gedit in (/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0) to change brightness level. my way is pressing alt+f2 then gksudo gedit then enter the password after editing the ...
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Issues. Making and deleting deb files in sources.list.d dir. Permissions issue

I put a file into my sources.list.d dir and is not formated correctly. I get an error about 'malformed line in source list /etc/apt/source.list.d/precise-R.list (dit parse). I forgot to put the #deb ...
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Administrative password [duplicate]

I have lost my administrative password and it is quite difficult to use UBUNTU 14.04. I can login through normal user. what to do to retrieve the password and it is not possible to delete whole ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP Installation suPHP permission

I am installing LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 using this very useful guide. However, I am can't get rid of the 500 error using the method described in the guide, under "Installing suPHP". Every time I try to ...
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Changing Mode of Installer Not Working

I am trying to run chmod +x /path/to/metasploit-latest-linux-x64-installer.run in the terminal to mark the installer as executable, however I keep receiving an error: cannot access ...
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.jar file not working outside of eclipse

I have a basic log recorder program that I like to use to record stuff that I do. It's a pretty basic program coded in Java with a GUI that has three text boxes to enter directory, file name and text ...
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Warnings and errors appearing on site after changing ubuntu user permissions Amazon EC2 server

My site is running on a EC2 Amazon server under Ubuntu/Apache2. My site was running fine until I changed the permissions for user 'ubuntu' by doing this command: chown -R ubuntu /var/www/html ...
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Kolab setup - access denied

I am trying to setup kolab collaboration software on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I am following the instructions here. The errors I get is during 'setup-kolab': Could not import LDIF file ...
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Connot get PLEX to recognize external drive

i am giving PLEX a try but having some difficulty getting it to recognize the files on my external Seagate 2TB GoFlex. Disk Utility says that device is /dev/sdb1. I am running 14.04. I have tried ...
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Can I log into ubuntu if I messed up my authorized_keys file?

I was trying to add another user to log in as and added the new public key into the authorized_keys file. It was it's own line underneath the original key for ubuntu (although I'm now thinking I ...
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How to install road-rash game into linux? how to install registry files manually into wine?

How to install old road rash game into wine and manually edit registry. I try it by following way but i unable to fix it. Provide simple step by step guide for it. I read:- ...
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How do I recover my access to google groups?

Since creating a google group and setting up a non-privileged alias logon, I now the following error message which revokes my access to all of my groups: - "This Connection is Untrusted You have ...
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Fstab - mount a folder that has mounted folders in it

I have an ftp server where I am binding all of the home directories to a folder that has folders in it which were bound to other hard drives. [Anime hard disk] -> mounted to ftp/Anime/ [ftp] -> ...
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Proftpd on Ubuntu Server File Permissions Issue

I'm using proftpd on a Ubuntu server and the FTP is working on a directory with 777 permissions. Files are uploaded as ftpuser:ftpgroup which is correct. However, on a directory owned by someone else ...
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Back-up (Deja-Dup) Problem/Error-“Failed to backup some files” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I know this has alredy been answered in this & also this My problem is this: Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/me/.cache/dconf ...
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Give ubuntu user on EC2 instance access to public_html folder

I have an EC2 Ubuntu instance running apache with a couple of websites. Say one website is called widgets, then /home/widgets/ has user widgets and group widgets I have a git repository in ...
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Apache, PHP, Eclipse and Ubuntu 15.04 configuration troubles

I am new to Ubuntu and PHP. I have a problem when I am trying to run some code. I have this error: The requested URL /helloworld.php was not found on this server.. Everything should work, apache, ...
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Can't create username for PostgreSQL

After installing rails and trying to install PostgreSQL in the terminal (following these instructions ...
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Samba share folder on ubuntu server

I want to share file on my ubuntu server, I want to give permission on read and write for all people [temporaire] path = /samba/temporaire browsable = yes writable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no ...
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Can I add another user to my main user group without side effects?

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 [closed]

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…? [duplicate]

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, ...