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

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Unable to mount folders from Ubuntu NFSv4 server on MACBOOK PRO

Everyone I am unable to mount the folder on my MACBOOK Pro from Ubuntu NFSV4 server. However everything works when i mount the files on Centos VM. Here is the output of "showmount -e" command ...
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Can't execute openvpn as common user

How can i execute openvpn without sudo commando or being root ? I changed some files and execute some commands but didn't work.
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IAM role in ubuntu

I am facing 'RepositoryException' when I tried to host snapshot data of elastic search data from windows to linux machine. I think its due to user permission issue. Browsing this link , its told that ...
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How do I assign proper user permissions?

I am trying to setup an ftp server on laptop. I seem to have it installed and configured correctly. It's the user and file permissions that are in my way now. I want to have my ftp user able to read ...
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How to save a copy of the system on external HDD with Systemback? Permissions to copy issue

it's a while that I'm looking for an user-friendly application that allows me to save an exact copy of my hard disk as backup, and gladly I think I've found it in Systemback. With the default ...
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Samba Permission Issue in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need help with a samba permission issue in Ubuntu 14 with Nautilus and i don't know where is the problem. After many attempts i noticed the following behavior: 1) I only can share folders as root ...
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Mount Windows Network Folder with Write Permissions but Without fstab Entry

Of course, you can mount a windows network folder quite easily in Linux/Ubuntu. sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/NAME /media/USER/DIR -o username=USERNAME,password=PASWORD Is there any way to grant ...
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Installing Tomcat in ubuntu

I have download apache-tomcat-x.x.x.tar.gz from apache . I have extracted it and set the CATALINA_HOME. Have given permission to all the sh file to bin. While running catalina.sh jpda start, then I am ...
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will Ubuntu 14.04 automatically overflow onto second hard disk?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 420 that has 2 hard disks of 750GB each. There is still plenty of room on the first disk. I am using it to store old photos and music so it will soon fill up. ...
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Most Complete Linux Distro [on hold]

My apologies for resorting to this forum for answers! I have been trying to find a distro of Linux that will not take me a lot of time to install and perform some basic Mac/Windows functions such as: ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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Permissions on HDD

I do not have write permissions on an HDD that is mounted. I tried following another thread but I can't figure out how to get the terminal commands to work. external hard disk READ ONLY This is the ...
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Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
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Cannot edit group-owned files as user belonging to that group

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server on Digital Ocean. I'm trying to make it so I can edit files in /var/www from my normal user account, without needing to be root. Currently, /var/www is owned ...
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NFS permission problem

I have a problem with write permission for an nfs mount and can't figure out where the point is. Although everything is set up with gid and rw access, there's always 'no permission' exception when ...
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Permission not changing [duplicate]

Why I can't change permission of any files which are located on other partitions like sda2,sda3,sda4 and so on.. When I change it from properties it's immediately change again to it's previous ...
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Apache2 Conection Reset Wordpress

i have upgraded my vHost to ubuntu 14.10 with an reinstallation. I installed lamp but now nothing works like in ubuntu 12. I installed WordPress in /var/www/html/ after i have done chown -R www-data ...
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permissions question

I'm new to ubuntu and setting permissions. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 A folder has ownership by www-data user. drwxrwxr-x 60 www-data www-data 12288 Nov 17 10:37 forms I created a new user and put them ...
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chmod only certain mime-types

I'm using file --mime-type * to find the mime-types of all files in a selected directory. Many of these files should not be executable and are .conf or their type is text/plain. Is there a ...
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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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Can I make Apache more secure by removing read access from the others group?

It says in the Apache documentation security tips to set your server root directory and sub-directories to be owned by root, with a group of root and to not be writeable by non-root users. However it ...
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No such file or directory, ubuntu 14.04.1

it's my first time i'm using ubuntu and i've got some problem that frustrating me. i'm running ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. my problem is when i try to access desktop or any folder at my home directory, it ...
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SSH No supported authentication methods available

I have about 10 servers, on 3 of them I cannot use my SSH key, but on the other 7 I am able to use them. I get an error message: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server ...
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HELP I changed permissions nothing works and I got locket out [duplicate]

I ran this command sudo chown -hR root /. and now flash is disabled, chrome does not work, nothing works, I cannot even access folder directories outside of the terminal. I then logged out and tried ...
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How to get indirect access on a file through script in linux

I have one file text1, on this only one user(user1) has read,write,execute permissions, rest of the world(user2) has read and execute permissions. I thought of having one script which changes the ...
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How to create link that can be followed in SFTP?

SFTP jails the user into his home dir. Let's say I have two users. What if I'd like to share files and folders between them both?! Is there a way? Is it possible through links? I tried out with ...
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Can't create directory in etc for hadoop?

I am following hadoop installation tutorial. It says that Unpack the downloaded Hadoop distribution. In the distribution, edit the file etc/hadoop/hadoop-env.sh to define some parameters as ...
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external hard drive permission error

I have an HP notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and a Toshiba 1TB external hard drive. My laptop powered off unintentionally, and when I turned it back on I was no longer the "owner" of my external hard ...
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User folder accidently relocated, don't have permissions to move it back

Thanks to a rashly typed mv command and my inexperience in installing LaTeX packages, I managed to move my user folder--let's call it /home/bob for the purposed of not revealing my name--somewhere ...
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How to retain back to the last permission of file or directory

I have accidentally changed the permission of a file now I want that file to back to the last permission state but how to do this? Is there any procedure or tool or any command line script which keep ...
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Moving documents folder to a Windows Network Share

Well I've recently switched to Linux :) I'm enjoying it so far! Back in my old Windows set-up, I used to have all my documents saved on a network computer in a folder that corresponded to the ...
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How do I become root on Ubuntu if I need to resize the partition table? [duplicate]

The issue is that I want a application to resize my partition table. It is easy. The application requires admin. privileges to do it's operations but Ubuntu somehow is not giving it permission. It ...
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permission of harddisk changed

I was using a external hard disk without any problem.One day when i plugged,i will not be able saw the contents of the external hard disk, its mounted properly. When I check the properties, file ...
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How to import OpenVPN key?

I was following this tutorial here, and I have done everything except the last step at 7:05 of the video, because my "Import" button was disabled, it was not clickable. I dont know if this is ...
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How to get group write permission with Samba 4?

I have a Samba share server running Ubuntu. After upgrading to 14.04, I had Samba upgraded from 3 to 4. Since then, I can't get group write permission on my newly created directory or files. What was ...
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change file permissions in ubuntu through command line

How will I change a file permission so that it can be read?This is my file: koha-conf.xml -rw-r-----
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Unable to install wordpress theme in Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

I have my wordpress installed and started fine at this http://localhost/wordpress $cd /var $ls -l ... drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 नवम्बर 13 23:33 www $ls -l www drwxr-xr-x 5 user1 user1 4096 ...
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Forget Authentication/System Password [duplicate]

How to change the authentication (i forget the current password) password?
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Setting permissions for SBackup destination folder

I make daily backups of a folder using SBackup and everything works great, except it sets the permissions for the backup folder to 700. This makes it so nobody on my network can access the backup ...
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Writer error when using tar to make a backup to a Windows network share

Hello, I'm a newbie to linux. I created a share in a windows machine named: //rui-pc/caixamagica Also a mounting point: /mnt/caixamagica and I want to backup my "/" (root) to that network drive.. ...
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Can I change permissions from the original user to one added later

I am pretty new to Ubuntu (in case that fact is not immediately obvious). I setup a machine with Ubuntu 14.04 for some people in our church. In setup, I used their user name to configure the ...
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rpc rights grant SeDiskOperatorPrivilege fails

I have followed the https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_AD_Member_Server#Starting_the_daemons and https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_and_configure_file_shares_with_Windows_ACLs ...
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virtualbox - Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE)

After I create a new Virtual Machine, when I start it, it shows following error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Milad. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). Result ...
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Change remote windows file permissions on Windows Share using SAMBA

I am using XUbuntu 13.10 as a workstation in a mainly Windows enrivonment. I have several shares accessible via SAMBA which I can read and write to as per normal using either Windows or XUbuntu (using ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 lts only folders I can access is in the home folder and all others I am denied access. how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I am completely new to a Linux operating system and was trying to setup Owncloud to use as a file server. I need to copy the owncloud folder into /var/www/ as an example but every folder on my system ...
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Accidentally overwrote permissions on /var/lib recursively

By accident I changed permissions for /var/lib for 777 recursively. Now I get "Internal errors" and hope to be able to reboot the system. Is it reversible or just like the / case, the only way is ...
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Sharing folder with VM through libvirt, 9p, permission denied

An Ubuntu Server 14.04 Host hosts an Ubuntu Server 14.04 guest via libvirt/qemu-kvm. The system runs fine, but - as guest - I have issues writing to a shared folder (<filesystem>) that drive me ...
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Settings LDAP Users Roles/Permissions at Application Level

I configured LDAP server on my Linux machine and create users/group accordingly as required. I have different groups like: admin/managers/executive/developers/users/clients. Now I have around 10 ...
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Setting correct permissions

First of all let me say that i am almost new to Linux so please be patient :) I have an Ubuntu 14.0.4 running on my Systems. What i am trying to do is: On my system there are sabnzbd and plex ...
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Changing ownership of new volume

I have installed a second hard drive on my Ubuntu 14.04. I made the mistake of naming the owner as "Me". How can I change the ownership to my log on ID?