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

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Getting a command to run on all files in subdirectories

Apologies for the n00b question. I've installed Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04, and it seemed to be ignoring some folders and files. A very helpful person over at the Plex forums suggested I needed ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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Upstart job cannot create directory in /var/run

I the following config in /etc/init/foo.conf on Ubuntu 12.04.4: description "Foo" start on filesystem or runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start script mkdir -p -m 0775 /var/run/foo ...
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.dbus folder in home folder belongs root

I have a folder ~/.dbus in my homefolder that is only read and writeable by root: drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 . drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 session-bus Is this the ...
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Generally-accepted way of giving a user rwx permissions to /etc

I need a non-root user (say, myuser) to be able to have unbridled, recursive rwx access to /etc and anything underneath it. Hence if I execute, say: mkdir /etc/fizz I shouldn't receive any ...
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Locking down windows drive

Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use. Im running the LXDE ...
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bundle install permissions denied

Hello I am working on a new ubuntu machine and when I run tasks like: bundle install or rvm get head I get errors like: Downloading https://get.rvm.io bash: line 709: /usr/local/rvm/RELEASE: ...
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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cd root access denied

I have set up my root password but when I try and cd to root dir I get: bash: cd: root: Permission denied the exact command is: cd root sorry I was unclear but the issue is resolved now thanks a ...
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Why is CIFS mounting with sticky bit

I have a CIFS mount that's being mounted in fstab and looks like this: //192.168.1.97/media /home/pi/sambashare cifs ...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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How to change read-only permission under 501 user?

I have a hard disk that install on it mac osx 10.4.11, so I plugged that to my Ubuntu system and now I can see all of the files, but it's just read only under the 501 user permission I'm root in ...
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root must be setuid root [duplicate]

I accidentally ran this command chmod -R 755 /usr/bin on my remote server [Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS], and I don't have the root password. When I run sudo it gives me sudo: must be setuid root, This is the ...
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Samba Domain Setup

I have set up UBUNTU Server on an HP-Proliant. Idea is a simple SMB-File Server setup with restricted User rights in a mixed Win/Lin/OSx LAN To achieve this I thought out a domain setup with samba. ...
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carrying your o.s in a flash drive [closed]

if i carry your o.s in a flash drive or c.d, to international country without any trouble. i would say piracy?
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Faillog - allowing a user read access for themselves

I'm trying to get each user on my system permission to read their own number of failed login attempts. Eg: faillog -u $CURRENTUSER Running this as any user except root gives me a 'permission ...
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don't have permission or doesn't exist

I'm trying to configure an Oculus rift and I have a configuration script that needs to be executed: GLADOS@deathbox:~/Desktop/OculusSDK/Tools/OculusConfigUtil$ ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 bash: ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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read/write permissions secondary driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed a second driver on Ubuntu 14.04. It is formated as "ext4" and labeled DATA sudo blkid > /dev/sdb1: LABEL="DATA" UUID="df065398-cb68-47df-b1ab-abf81916159f" TYPE="ext4" and all ...
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permission denied when starting android sdk

I have been developing Android apps on windows but setting up my PC to develop android apps has been very daunting on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the steps from this tutorial at xda-developers but on ...
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External drive user permissions

I have an external drive I've set up to mount at /media/'name of directory' The permissions on the drive show the group as "users", with access "Create and delete files" (I set that using chown). But ...
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How do I log on as administrator on 14.04? [closed]

How do I log on as administrator? The OS won't let me install anything. It seems that I'm not privileged.
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Who should own /var/log and /var/tmp

I was playing around with some scripts I have written and I might have changed their owner to root, though I am not sure. Who should be the owner of these folders ?
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Not able to “Allow executing file as program”

I know many will think of marking this as duplicate but I have gone through all of the previously answered questions but none are fixing my concern. I have downloaded some tarball and extracted them ...
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Utopic Unicorn file permissions/ownerships [closed]

I read this question: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/16962/how-to-get-back-sudo-on-ubuntu and I will try to login as single user from GRUB. After that I will attempt to change the permissions ...
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Upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with wrong user name and can't access any files

I cannot login to the old username because it does not exist on the login screen. I cannot recreate the old username because I don't have root privileges. I have tried many methods of getting to root ...
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Can not connect to Ubuntu 12.04 server using SSH

Yesterday I have posted question for creating FTP users and set access permission. Here is the URL. Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04 Based on Answer I have ...
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Ubutntu 12.04 login error after change permission

I accidentally changed the permission of my root folder by running commands sudo -i chmod -r 755 / After i restart i can't logged in with any user, the login page bounce back even when i type the ...
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External HDD Permissions [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 server and I have installed VSFTPD service for FTP. I'm trying to create a FTP user who has access only to /var/www/ directory and all permissions for sub-directories. ...
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Mounting a webDAV share for all users

I'm trying to mount a webDAV share with this fstab line: myserverip /media/myserver/ davfs noauto,user,rw 0 0 I have added the secret credentials to ~/.davfs2/secrets. Also done sudo ...
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how to change root permission by text console

I have edited and restarted the permission for both root and others for a folder 'usr' and restarted the system now ican only load the text console how to change the permission of that folder using ...
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Samba permissions and saving files?

It was recommended giving the directories shared with samba on my business network: permission: 0755 ownership: nobody:nogroup unfortunately it is a work folder that everyone accesses and I would ...
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permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial. When I give the command: ssh root@localhost I get : Permission denied, please try ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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Xfce Session won't start, permission problem [on hold]

we came across a problem with ubuntu, while trying to upgrade the installation from 12.10 Quantal to 13.04 Raring. The Upgrade itself was okay, but afterwards the xfce desktop won't start, but the ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...
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Unable to execute a linux program in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 , downloaded eclipse (https://www.eclipse.org) Luna, extracted eclipse in a folder and then double clicked "eclipse" program file. The error that i am getting is : ...
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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sed “Permission denied” and “No such file or directory” errors while building Clockwordmod

Whenever I execute the command build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh samsung_aegis2vzw /your/path/to/the/boot.img I get this as the output build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh: line 83: /sedcommand: ...
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Not understanding /var/www permissions [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked, but I couldn't find a solution because I'm not looking for a command to give new rights to the directory, I would like to understand it. I'm very new to ...
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Why can MySQL not use /run/shm as tmpdir?

I read that using RAM for MySQL's temporary tables should improve performance. I tried to create /etc/mysql/conf.d/local.cnf with the contents: [mysqld] tmpdir = /run/shm But restarting mysql ...
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Permission denied error after SSH login

I am having Permission denied errors after logging with non root user (which has permissions to do "sudo -i" command). I get these errors: -bash: /bin/uname: Permission denied -bash: [: =: unary ...
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Does chown command require login and logout to reflect changes?

Does chown command require login and logout to reflect changes?
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Permissions error trying to create local web dev environment in home folder [duplicate]

Hi I've been trying to create a local web dev environment in my home folder. My local LAMP is running fine, and I tried this tutorial to develop without the hassle of the permissions in var/www ...
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Can only write 0 byte files to directory (777) from linux

I find this very confusing; I have a shared (SMB) folder on a ubuntu machine. Out of frustration I set the permissions to 777, but still cannot write to the directory from another LinuxPC, other than ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...