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

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How to get Celtx 2.9.7 to work in 14.04

Celtx worked perfectly well for me in 12.04, but I just upgraded to 14.04 in a way that my /home folder and therefore my settings were preserved, but the / folder was formatted. I downloaded Celtx ...
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how can I prevent all people from renaming a file?

I am executing the following command: chmod 000 x.txt but as owner I still can rename it ! why ? and how can I prevent all people from renaming that file ?
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ssh error into different ubuntu account permission denied

I have two instances of ubuntu installed on my VirtualBox. First instance name is aks@aks-VirtualBox and the second instance name is erica@HBMaster. Now when I try to ssh from first instance to 2nd ...
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Permission denied when running C programs outside the Home directory [duplicate]

I have been creating some C programs and I have saved them to my Home directory while editing. I have compiled them with gcc and then run the executable file with ./ and they work fine. However, when ...
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Unable to deploy war in Tomcat7, Permission Denied

When trying with web interface of the tomcat7, I get this error : FAIL - Deploy Upload Failed, Exception: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/ROOT##5.war (Permission denied) ...
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...
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File Permissions from .dd image

I am trying to access files from a .dd image made of my MacBook Pro. Not the complete disk with the recovery partition and everything, just the partition where my files are. I can mount it in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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frozen screen after Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I have just upgraded to 14.4 ubuntu version. it boots fine, but the screen immediately freezes. I booted from live CD and navigated to my Documents and tried to copy them to an external hard drive but ...
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Trying to change access to folders and files on a USB device

My USB device has been formatted to Fat32. gparted shows it as /dev/sdd1 with mount point /media/ray/1768-274C Device's 'Properties' shows Permissions as: Owner : Me Access: Create and delete files ...
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User has full access with FTP, limited access with SFTP

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04, and I followed these instructions to set up a user account that should be limited to its own home directory. The problem, however, is that FTP access is still allowed ...
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Write permission problems

I have a problem with my website files. I have set the permissions of files to : -rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 40 oct. 20 09:58 session.json -rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 63 oct. 20 09:58 ...
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Permanent FTP access for user?

I've set up my VPS with a second user foo using sudo adduser foo and then given access ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL using sudo /usr/sbin/visudo, And then I can use this user to access the server's root ...
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New hard drive accessible to everyone

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 desktop The only way I've found out how to gain access to a second hard drive through nautilus is to re-install Ubuntu while the hard drive is in the computer. Then, when I go to ...
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Revert system fie premissions

I have mistakely changed the permission of the entire etc directory to 777. Now I'm getting frequent errors like ... is world writable! Is there a way to revert back to the default permission? ...
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How to resolve this fault when I try to start apache server?

I typed in following command to start the apache2 server : /etc/init.d/apache2 start then it gave me following error : * Starting web server apache2 (13)Permission denied: AH00072: ...
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Can't connect to SSH with new user

I created a new user, test. I have done the following to the account: I've given test sudo permission I've added test to AllowUsers in nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config I've generated a new SSH key pair, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a USB drive without it being a Read-Only filesystem?

After my MacBook stopped working yesterday I have been trying to get it to work again, but right now it won't boot as there seem to be problems with the SSD. The support recommended booting into my ...
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Is a permission error causing this?

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with Digital Ocean and installed zPanel on it, now I'm trying to run Pyd.io in zPanel's public_html and get the following error in the web browser- realpath(): ...
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Can't run MediaTomb as a different user:group

I'm trying to run MediaTomb as a different user so it has the proper permissions to access the media I want to serve. I've edited /etc/default/mediatomb so that the USER and GROUP fields match the ...
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how to set permissions on the include folder

Installed LAMP server on ubuntu desktop. From there, I installed WebCalendar. The webapge is working but when I try to run /install/index.php, I get the following message: The file permissions of the ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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cannot change files ownership

I have a certain directory with multiple hierarchical levels. There are some text files that are given execute permissions. I tried to change their permissions to make rw only I'm being told that I ...
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Permission denied copying files from an old HDD drive

I think this might be because I am not the owner. I have opened the folder as administrator and can view all the files but can't copy them because of the permissions. The old HDD is in a caddy ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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how do I fix thunderbird so I dont have to be root to start it -ubuntu 14.04

when I've installed thunderbird, I've stuffed up the permissions somehow and now only 'sudo thundebird' will work. It used to be ok but I must have got a bit to experimental. I dont no anything about ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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root in ubuntu14.04 LTS

i use ubuntu 14.04 LTS my aim is to copy file called .bully to root on ubuntu but still told me that i don't have permission to do that even my account is administrative so what can i do to have ...
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inotifywait don't have access to folder

I got a problem with my folder rights/groups settings. One folder does have 755 and a group 'xyz'. I am in that group 'xyz' and I can actually see it's contents when I list it on terminal. By ...
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apache cannot upload images into a proper permission set directory

I have an issue with uploading images. Website is on a Ubuntu vps, and I have installed apache, set up the domain, virtual host, and everything else work fine. But there's an option in the website to ...
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How do I do anything with a second drive?

I've built an HTPC. i liked the idea of Ubuntu mixed with XBMC because of the speed and small footprint, and especially the cost (free is usually nice). I haven't dealt with command lines since MS DOS ...
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Directory / File Permissions [duplicate]

I want to start out by apologizing if this question has already been answered somewhere else and I just haven't run across it yet. I have been searching Ask Ubuntu as well as many other forums for ...
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Can't run apps without sudo

I do my research and can't find anything useful, maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, nvm. if I try to run spotify for example I got "Unable to initialize the storage of temporary files" error, but if ...
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Can't put Theme on Burg boot/burg/themes, it said “Permission not Granted”

How to get permission for all directory ? Because every-time I want to put themes on that directory, it always said "Permission not Granted". I did research, but not help.
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How to configure apache2 with symbolic links in /var/www/?

I want to setup a local web server on my Ubuntu (14.04). So I installed all software to get a LAMP server. The problem is that I do something wrong with creating my virtualhosts. I wanted to create ...
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How to create cascading permissions for FTP user - new files and folders

So I've set up a new Ubuntu server with LAMP stack and I have a ftp user for my client so they can upload files/folders to their website. How can I make cascading permissions so they do not have ...
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SSHFS tutorial clarification in help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS describes how to use SSHFS. The description is somewhat ambiguous. I have tried several combinations of the permissions and ownerships of the directories ...
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No permission in Android for shared folder

I can access to print$ folder shared as default. But I can't open own folder called shared in home directory. They have same permission: drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 10:48 shared ...
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How to setup users, groups, permissions for daemons & services (couchpotato, nzbget, nzbdrone, apache…)

I am still relatively new to linux and while I am starting to get comfortable with a lot of it there are some practical fundamentals that I must be missing because I don't have a clear idea on how to ...
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how to set up group level administrator in linux ubuntu!

In my application there is multiple groups and n number of users. What i need is to assign a particular/multiple user as group administrator. Group level administrator is just a user that has ...
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Error 13 Permission Denied

Any reason I can't just drop a file into a directory ? ie: /var/lib/whatever I know it's a root access issue, but... Is this not an option due to the root limitation with Ubuntu? I have a ...
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Run script from different user

I have a script that download db_dump from production server. I also created guest account so my friends that doesn't have permission to production, can get the downloaded files. How can I give them ...
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How to get the desired permissions while creating the files

I am using dumpcap to capture data for networking in sudo mode. It creates the file with root permission i.e. user:root and group:root. I am saving this file in /home/me/files directory and want to ...
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Files/directory with root owner in /home

While look at the /home folder, I found the sequents drwx------ 2 root root 4096 mag 29 2013 .gvfs -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58 ott 22 2013 .install4j drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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Undo wordpress chmod?

firstly im new to ubuntu and I did something im not sure of. I was trying to chmod wordpress folder because it was having problem not having permission to do anything. (Already installed xampp) ...
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Folder permissions: only allow user to write (not read or delete)

I'm having this upload folder where a user is only allowed to write files. After he wrote the file he is not allowed to read or delete it. How can this be done?
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getting permissions in

I am trying to load new brushes in "krita" but all I get is a dialogue box saying "extraction not preformed you don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder "krita". I tried to ...
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Require sudo to delete files, but still allow writing

I've got all my files on a server raid, and it has a reasonably excessive amount of space so I'm not often going to have to delete anything. I still have things writing to the raid all the time so I ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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Installing Matlab on Kubuntu. Matlab cannot access root

when running the ./install file, Matlab cannot create it's directory as it doesn't have access to root. I've seen this asked in this post: Must I enable the root account to install Matlab? however ...