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

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How to allow a user to only run the apt-get update command with the sudoers file in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot figure out how to allow a user (in this case test) to only be able to run the apt-get update command with the sudoers file. When ever I try to add the user and then test it out it still does ...
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process control

Lets say I have a file, and the permissions of that file change.I want to log, report, and even require authentication for all changes to that file (even as root). as in, I do not want this file to ...
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Samba mount through fstab but only with permissions for one user

I recently set up a server with samba file sharing. On the clients I would like to automount the server during boot using fstab. I read a few tutorials and ended up using this line in /etc/fstab ...
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How to manage/preserve file privileges during an online file transfer?

I was thinking if it is possible to make an script to send to a friend to fix some problems on his computer. I want to give executable permissions to a file so my friend just have to double-click in ...
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How can I Mount Drive in Unsafe State? Operation not Permitted

I have a drive that is starting to fail. I'm using Ubuntu to try and recover files. Right now I am running into issues. I know the files are there as yesterday, on a boot usb, I managed to mount ...
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Virtualmin, mounted disk under home directory, but have permission errors

I have a virtualmin installation in debian 7. My hard drive was full so mounted a second under home directory (/home/disk2) using fstab file. I created a virtual server and moved it to second drive by ...
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Apache 2.4: pcfg_openfile unable to check htaccess / php warning include() failed opening for inclusion

Situation I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop, and now need to get Apache 2.4 working with my local websites. With 12.04 this all worked. Now I get two errors, and googling for these errors I ...
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Why can't sudo find a command after I added it to PATH?

I want to add some command to PATH so that I can use them conveniently, such as: export $PATH = "$PATH:/opt/storm/bin" but sometimes storm need root authority, but when I use it with sudo, Ubuntu ...
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What is safe to do while reinstalling from an almost bricked xubuntu?

Chronological order of events: Flashed, and installed play-Linux distro. see: http://play-linux.com/about; Poorly installed a non hybrid propriety driver: nvidia 349; Manage to install nvidia ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Backup is running automatically and running into a permission error

I've had Ubuntu dual-booted on my laptop for a few months now. In the last few weeks, Backup has been trying to do something (back my files up presumably) and has been running into the following error ...
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Ssh Permission denied (publickey,password)

I have found very similar questions like this, but they did not solve my problem. This is the output of ssh -v localhost: OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 debug1: Reading configuration data ...
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SSH and SFTP Permission Setup

I'm trying to setup SFTP on my ubuntu server and I'm encountering a problem. When I set up a group in sshd_config file to chroot people to their home directories the user in the group cannot access ...
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Gnome-keyring is not being unlock when i log in in gdm

My ubuntu 14.04.2 is always asking the password for gnome-keyring after login. I want to automatically unlock that, but all that I've found is for too older versions of Ubuntu, and seems that answers ...
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having elevated priority and general @audio permssion in rc.local

I am trying to run jackd instance from /etc/rc.local (along with a few other applications) from a custom made init script. The system is ubuntustudio and I have setup everything to have elevated ...
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Permission problem

I'm running a vsftpd FTP Server, where system users can login. An application that must be running with root rights, is writing files in the directory of the ftp users. I've created a new group ...
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Error: no “edit” mailcap rules found for type “application/octet-stream”

I was recently trying to make an edit that I found Here that would pretty much allow me to install from the Terminal without being harassed with writing my very long and difficult password each time. ...
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Unable to install tor, access to directories denied [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission ...
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Unable to access shared folder

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with xubuntu guest. I set up guest additions and am able to copy between the clipboards. I'm trying to share C:\share on my host machine. I have it set up as ...
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Chmod wouldn't work, although I can modify files [duplicate]

Why doesn't chmod work on a file under /media? I am having similar problem. The aim is booting from a clean Ubuntu flash memory stick, then cloning and test-building a large repository onto a ...
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Trying to get Graphics.py for idle 3.4

So, I have to do a project for school using a graphics window and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, but whenever I go to get the graphics.py file and save it in the correct directory ...
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How to deny drive access to other users in Ubuntu 14.04

In my system I have two users and 2 drive partition like (A and B). I have my files in "A" drive. If other user log into my system. I need to deny access to "A" drive only and "B" drive should be ...
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Folder permissions changed [duplicate]

I have very specific questions regarding permissions. I have delved into the FilePermissions Wiki - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions Recently I installed an ecommerce open source ...
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How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?

There's a specific user that I don't want to be able to access my home directory. How do I deny access to them, while still allowing access to others who would normally have it?
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How to protect essential Windows files on NTFS partition from edit/deletion in Ubuntu?

So I made a mistake yesterday, accidentally deleting essential Windows files when working in Ubuntu (namely NTUSER.DAT). Just quickly my system set-up: I have Windows 7 (NTFS partition) and Ubuntu ...
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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What is “root” and how can I become it? [duplicate]

When I ran a command, I got the following error: You need to be root to perform this command. What is root and how can I become it?
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VestaCP GarrysMod Fastdl page access

I have a dedicated server which runs VestaCP and I want to create fastdl for my garrys mod server. I've followed a tutorial or two but it just says to make the folder and it should work. Mine gives me ...
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Managing permission for multiuser manual installation in /opt [duplicate]

Similar questions have been asked but I can't seem to find a proper answer. Basically, I am installing several application manually e.g eclipse, android-sdk, android-adt, arduino etc. and have ...
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I can't run “sudo” on a certain command, because its not in the sudo path. How can I give the right permissions then?

I want to install some Python package using pip. I get a surprising error: error: could not create '/home/brian/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PyDSTool': Permission denied ...
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Modifying pulseaudio Daemon.conf, cannot get permissions

I'm trying to modify the pulse audio Daemon.conf located in /ect/pulse. I'm having no luck as the folder is read only. No joy trying various approaches to modify or unlock the file using google so ...
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vsftpd - mounted drive permissions

I have a vsftpd server running and I am wondering about the permissions I have set. The server has a few virtual users. Currently I have set them to 777 but what I want to do is set the drives to ...
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How do I disable root password reset via GRUB edit? [duplicate]

I want to completely disable resetting root password! Is it possible? If yes, then how?
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Dynamically set user groups for directories and files on a directory

I have made some vhosts which resides on my home folder, and i have given the group access to www-data user. This way the project (a web system) renders on the browser. This is a symfony based ...
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What determines permissions in /dev?

I have a bug where permissions on /dev/input/event* are wrong, so when I use Mumble, the application can't detect key presses. If I run the following command it "fixes" the issue, but I'd like a ...
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How to install Printer Drivers with rpm extension

I have a Canon Pixma P200 and I have downloaded the Linux drivers from their site. I extracted them and I found 4 .rpm files. I decided to open terminal and type in ...
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Bluetooth does not have execute permissions, cannot start

My bluetooth headphones refused to work for a minute as bluetooth wouldn't pick them up, so I disabled it through the GUI and tried to reactivate it, I was able to flip the on/off but under it the ...
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Why does root get “Permission denied” when trying to create this folder?

Why does root get "Permission denied" when trying to create this folder? root@donhy:/var/www/clients/client2/web2# mkdir bin mkdir: cannot create directory ‘bin’: Permission denied ...
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Why isn't another member of a group able to use a directory?

I have created a directory named IDE in /opt using following command sudo mkdir -p /opt/IDE Then I have changed the owner of IDE directory. sudo chown shantanu:csedev /opt/IDE Above command ...
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Unable to modify file after creation

I created a file using sudo vim filename but I can't modify it after creating. How can I make it able to modify?
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Trouble with internal drives accessible from programs

I just created my first Ubuntu desktop machine to run as my media server for Plex. I have a new SSD with the OS on it, two 1TB drives mirrored, and one 1.5TB drive. The problem I have is that I cannot ...
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WiFi indicator applet permissions

I am trying to use Ubuntu 14.02 to setup as just a free game and internet machine. So far everything is dialed in correctly except for one thing. The wifi indicator-applet (I believe that's what it's ...
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Unable to set permissions for new files added to the directory

I'm trying to add permissions for my nginx html folder using the following: sudo chown -R my-user:www-data /webdirectory sudo chmod -R 0755 /webdirectory It works for existing files in the ...
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How is my internet browser able to write files into my “Downloads” file if the default permissions do not allow to “write”?

On the terminal, I used this command: stat Downloads It stated the permissions for my downloads folder were "drwxr-xr-x" Wouldn't this mean only the admin and owner would be able to edit the ...
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sudo permission errors or “command not found” errors when working on a hybrid SSD/HDD setup? (specific example: MATLAB installer)

Since my SSD is small, I still relegate it to only holding the OS. So, during Ubuntu install, I created a 60 GB partition for / on my SSD, and a 500 GB partition for /home on my HDD. However, now I ...
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Program doesn't have permission to read it's own config file?

So I'm trying to run syncthing (which is in /usr/bin) and whenever I start it I get this error FATAL: Configuration: open /home/ryan/.config/syncthing/config.xml: permission denied So why is it ...
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Strange Permission denied with root apache2

I got permission denied (/var/log/apache2/error.log) with www-data for /var/www/html/mm/pictures/logo.svg when stats /var/www/html/mm/pictures/logo.svg give the following output: Access: ...
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Can't open folder after giving it www-data group, how do I become owner?

I was running localhost (Apache 2.4.6) but only the index.php was openable in the web browser. The subdirectories were returning 403 Forbidden error. Now, I added the permissions according to this ...
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How to get rights for audio files on ubuntu phone?

I am trying to copy audio files from Aquaris Ubuntu phone to my PC (Ubuntu 14.04), but it says I do not have the rights to do so. Other files like photos and films are no problem, only the music ...
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Apache2.4.7 homepage-logo (13)Permission denied

i created a svg for my homepage(logo). I placed it in /var/www/html/mm/pictures The html is correct(syntax and path to the image) but it is only displaying alt text. A quick look into ...