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

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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 steps given in linkenter link description here But after installing.. when i was running ./eeprom it is throwing Unable to open ...
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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) [on hold]

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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Permission denied after compiling a fortran program [closed]

After I compile a fortran code, it gives a non-executable program (only the mode rw, not x). When I run it says: bash ./program PERMISSION DENIED If I change mode chmod u+x program, then it will ...
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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 ...
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Allow one process access to /dev/uninput without completely compromising security

Steam In-Home-Streaming was turned back on the other day. This allows you to play games being rendered on one computer on another computer (commonly playing games on a TV/Media Centre that are being ...
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I cannot create a new VPN connection 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and it seems like I cannot actually create a VPN connectionor manage the network devices. When I am accessing the network connection using the network icon at the gnome ...
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Problem with premission

I'm new to Ubuntu,got it today and I'm try to get metasploit tools with tutorial,after making a database and try to save it,it wont let me. I think because it try to save it to the my computer but the ...
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Run pkill without sudo permission

I want to run pkill like below. sudo pkill -u 11002 I cannot give sudo password multiple times, so I want to run pkill without sudo user. For this i copied pkill to home as named bkill, and then i ...
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No permission to my Google Drive foldrer

After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.
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vncserver prompts for password every time

I am a Linux noob, and I am performing some tasks for the very first time. I have a bash script that uses vncserver (so i would prefer to stay with vncserver). The script used to work properly when ...
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read access on a folder without giving execute on parent folder

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to give rX permission to a folder for "others" without giving any access to the parent folder. In my current attempts users cannot read any file in the folder ...