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

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using Sublime Text 2 without having to open as root

I'm trying to figure out how I can run sublime text 2 without root. I have been told prior to use the command gksu sublime & and that has been working, but all the files that I create from within ...
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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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Why can not i see some files on shared folder of Virtualbox?

I tried to share mounted ntfs drive on my Ubuntu to Virtualbox (installed WinXP SP3) but something weird was happened. My sharing folder process was success but when i tried to access my shared folder ...
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Running Apache as FTP users

I have an Ubuntu server. Apache, MySQL and VsFTPd are running on it and it hosts more than one web sites. Every web site owner has an FTP user to upload files. However, Apache is running as www-data, ...
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Problem accessing hard disk from administrator account

I logged in to my guest account and read the hard disk drive by entering the password and then I logged out from guest account and then log in to administrator account after doing this I am not able ...
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Another fatal: does not appear to be a git reposity question

On my local repo I added and committed all my code into a master branch that I am trying to push to a remote repo. When I enter git push engFormula master. I get a does not appear to be a git ...
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SSH Write Failed: Broken Pipe [migrated]

I used to be able to connect via ssh (terminal) with the user I have created but now I keep getting: "Write Failed: Broken Pipe" and I can only connect as root In the ssh auth.log I get the following: ...
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How to edit /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts and similar files and why they can (not) be edited

I a trying to edit the following file (ls -alstr output): 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Apr 15 17:07 /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts Unfortunately, if I try to edit it with vim or simply ...
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allow access to all users to /mnt/volume

I have mounted a disc (/dev/sdc1) at /mnt/media/ with the following command in my /etc/fstab /dev/sdc1 /mnt/media ext4 user 0 2 However I don't have access for all users. Only root has ...
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How to run Celtx without gksudo

I use the screenwriting software Celtx on Ubuntu 12.04. It runs fine, except that I have to use the software regularly, and it asks me to enter the password every time I want to use it. I changed the ...
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Privileges Denied : Trying to Change setting of an application

I am a newbee, i've installed wine-1.6.1 (following , Can Wine support Office 2007?). Later i did install IDM successfully, right clicking the .exe file and choosing "open with wine windows program ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
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Application require Administrator Authentication

I have installed wine simulator in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. And I have 2 users on my machine Administrator User (Administrator Account) Net User (Standard Account) Now both user able to install ...
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Ubuntu is not booting up

I have installed a apps from ubuntu software center namely "mount manager" to mount few of my ntfs drive automatically when I login. After installation and configuration I have restarted ubuntu to ...
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Ownership in LAMP [duplicate]

I am relatively new to managing my own server but I am very eager to learn and right now I am able to install my own LAMP stack on an Ubuntu server 12.04 x64. I am using WordPress as for my blog, now ...
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Udev - How to change device group?

By default, all hard drive and usb drive devices belong to group "disk". I want to change usb drives to group "adm". I verified the ID_BUS $ udevadm info -q all -n /dev/sdb | grep ID_BUS E: ...
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Although permissions are correct, getting “permission denied”

When login in I get /etc/bash_completion.d/gzip: permission denied /etc/bash_completion.d/resolvconf: permission denied I login and sudo to root. Then I see similar errors when I try to run ...
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Can you bypass filesystem permissions?

I was using Fedora 18 until this morning when I accidently wiped some system files while make a live USB, I cannot load Fedora or get into the system. Now I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live USB. I ...
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Cannot ssh after upgrading to 12.04

I upgraded through ssh a system from 10.04 to 12.04. After the necessary restart I cannot ssh to the system (permission denied). Nothing went wrong during the upgrade process and I don't have physical ...
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Postfix - “skipped, still being delivered” (+Permission denied)

I have an issue that's driving me crazy. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean, I followed this tutorial to set up Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin and RoundCube: ...
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Control sound permissions, revoke access to audio

I would like to control permissions to use sound card. There are devices "/dev/snd/*", the owner is "root", group is "audio", permissions "660". So, I would expect only users in "audio" group could ...
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Permissions not changing in Terminal [closed]

I have a web server and I'm trying to change the permissions to my var/www/home folder so that it'll show on the Internet. I have created the folder home into the folder var/www/ When I do ls -l ...
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Wubi-installed ubuntu won't allow me to execute executable files

I'm trying to run executable files on Ubuntu, but it's not working, although the exact same executable file works fine on others' machines, which are also running Ubuntu 12.04 like me. Based on this, ...
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Why crontab doesn't want to execute the job as root?

I'am using the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) version and i get a problem with my crontab (it was working before 13.10) Here is the command line /usr/lib/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=www.skrik.fr -update ...
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Getting permission denied error

I have written one bash script and it is run on the background, inside this script I have use the following command: sshpass -p prakash123 ssh -t -p $1 prakash@localhost './update_script.sh > ...
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Proper permissions on web directory

I have a problem with trying to give the permissions on the web directory. I've changed the group owner of /var/www to www-data and I've added the user amitger1 (ftp user who uploads the files to the ...
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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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error (13: Permission denied) in nginx 1.4.1

I am facing this issue on my nginx setup on ubuntu 13.10 I got these weird error on the log of my local domain 2014/04/06 21:29:37 [crit] 18065#0: *3 stat() "/media/user/Backup/Sites/sp/" failed ...
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Restoring rights for /var

I accidentally ran "sudo chown www-data /var -R". Right after I ran "sudo chown root /var -R" to restore the rights. I can however no longer login now. I'm still getting the full disk encryption ...
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Mouse turns off after a few seconds (Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8.1)

I tried lsusb and I can see my mouse in the list. I tried for foo in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; > do echo on > $foo; > done But I got this reply bash: ...
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What does 'chmod +x <filename>' and how do I use it?

I want to write a 'batch file', but I don't know how to use chmod +x <filename> command, nor where to use it.
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Change permissions of a folder in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a shared folder in Ubuntu which is located in Virtualbox. When I open that folder I am getting this error line: You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of ...
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Projects in /var/www folder are not accessible? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and come from Ubuntu 13.04. First check locahost, It's work fine. PhpMyAdmin is also work fine. I look some related problem here. But some similarities with this answer and ...
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Create Jailed Users Using Programing Language

I want to create limited users in my system able to use only few commands. I read this question and jailkit is awesome and do what I want, except one thing creating the users dynamically (via ...
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Home folder not writeable

I have two users, and one of them can't write to his home directory (but the desktop directory?!) and Thunar displays a lock on the home folder. However, if I run ls -l in /home, I get drwxr-xr-x 28 ...
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how to change the permission of folder and all of its contents to drwxr-x---? [duplicate]

Hi i want to make the permission of all the files and folder comtained in a folder to drwxr-x---, so that the it can have excecutable permission also. The reason is that i unzipped ADT into an ntfs ...
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Prestashop “Recursive write permissions” error

Trying to install prestashop locally (LAMP), the following error list prevents installation from moving forward. Permissions on files and folders Recursive write permissions for www-data user on ...
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Update manager and apt-get are not able to finish updates due to “permission denied” errors in post install scripts

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.04 today some packages (ca-certificates, postgres, samba, ...) were updated automatically by the update-manager and something went wrong. The update finished with error ...
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How to configure tftpd-hpa to allow upload of new files?

I have a 52 u rack w/ multiple cisco switches and routers. I also have an ubuntu server w/ kvm installed. I created a vm w/ ubuntu 12.04 installed for use as a tftp server to transport images between ...
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How can I reinstall Ubuntu 13.10 over a full-disc encryption?

I have a full-disc encryption, but I need to decrypt my computer for several reasons. After looking around this site, I've found that it would be simplest to just reinstall Ubuntu, but I'm not sure ...
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Can browse Samba server but can't write to it

So I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 running Samba on my network. I can browse and view the files on my server but I can't write to the server. Every time I try I get a prompt for my username and ...
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Files tranfered from ubuntu to an external NTFS hdd are UNREADABLE in Windows. Why?

Transfered files from Ubuntu-ext4 to NTFS HDD are UNREADABLE in Windows. I have transfered files from ext4 Ubuntu hdd[my notebook] to an external NTFS HDD used in windows[a workstation]. Before i ...
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Create a shared folder for group of users

I have created a group of users in my Ubuntu server system, so that each one of them can log in through an ssh connection with his username and password. Each user is "locked" in their home directory, ...
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Unable to change permissions on a mounted fs (from NAS)

Here is the problem : I mount a NAS directory via smb in /mnt using the following command : mount -t smbfs -o username=username,password=password //win-box/share /mnt/name-of-mountpoint Where : ...
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Lost the ability to tether my iPhone to my laptop [duplicate]

I recently upgraded the operating system on my iPhone 4s. When I did I lost the ability to tether my phone to my laptop. My laptop is an old Lenovo t61 that I keep in my car. It's a really rouged ...
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Unable to create lock file when starting mongod via upstart

I'm trying to set up my mongodb upstart script to work as an arbiter, but I'm having permission problems when trying to create the lock file in the data directory: Tue Apr 1 17:11:01 [initandlisten] ...
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OEM Server www directory permissions

I am building a simple LAMP that records factory automation data and serves that info locally to tablets and PC's via wifi. I have it set to boot-up automatically when power is applied and log-in ...
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Read only filesystem problem

I created a folder and I did: chmod 777 anotherFolder/ I ran: sudo mount -o loop folder/isoImage.iso anotherFolder/ The permissions of anotherFolder/ changed to "Read Only" and I can not chmod ...
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New user only RWX one directory

So, I read this: Is it possible to create users that can only use one directory? I would like to make it where my newly created user "kevin" (to keep in theme with the referenced post) cannot RWX in ...