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

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User Permission - Only installing from Ubuntu Software Centre

My father in law's 14 month old Dell Computer's hard drive just crapped out, I replaced it with a new hard drive and since Dell won't send him a product key for the windows 8 that he purchased them I ...
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Matlab installing

Im having trouble with Matlab installation. I've downloaded a folder, which contains matlab, then in Terminal i've changed the directory to that folder. When trying to execute the command: sudo ...
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Permission denied when chmod is set

Here is my problem: I have created a group allowed I have set it as primary-group for user1 so after typing groups I see allowed as first one on the list. I created directory via sudo mkdir dir1 ...
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weird permission for the new user

I have came across a situation where I am not sure why a user is getting weird permissions of a user that already removed from the system. I have created a user named harry and gave permission to a ...
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How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share which is NTFS partition on `Zentyal 2.2.2.`

How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share using 'Ubuntu 14.04 LTSfor mounting the cifs volume which is NTFS partition onZentyal 2.2.2.` Mounting command given in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 updated and upgraded now I get black screen after logon

A; Running Ubuntu 14.04 updated and upgraded from terminal then went down hill from there. B; Normal boot and logon then I get a system error popup that last for a split second then goes away tried ...
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Why are ext4 filesystems owned by root?

I formatted a flash drive to ext4 and created a new partition on my hard drive with fs type ext4. Both were owned by root and I had trouble writing files. Why does that happen? Also, if that has no ...
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“apt-get install wget” installs wget with 000 permissions

I need to install wget and so I used sudo apt-get install wget, and it did, in fact, install it to /usr/bin/wget, but the permissions are all wrong (other lines for context): -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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No sudo or root access anymore [duplicate]

I'm afraid I locked myself out of the sudo/root options. The one account that had sudo rights now reports that it doesn't have these anymore. How can I restore this? Do I need to use a live stick?
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Errors with Compiling g77

I have downloaded and installed g77 (due to specific reason) in Ubuntu 14.04, and the newer Fortran compilers have several errors when working with this program. However, when I went to test my ...
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Odd errors in bleach bit

When running Ubuntu and bleachbit as root I get this error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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In which directories can “nobody” user write?

In which directories can the nobody user write in a standard, out-of-the-box Ubuntu distribution? I already know about /tmp which is drwxrwxrwt, but are there any other places by default where any ...
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how to run “acpype” program?

If I want to open this program, I am giving "acpype" in the terminal and getting the following error: sslab1@sslab1-ThinkCentre-Edge72:~$ acpype bash: /usr/local/bin/acpype: Permission denied What ...
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Deluge and Apache Permission Folder

Need some help here.... i just install the deluge on my Ubuntu 14.10 vps... my problem now, the downloads folders under www-data. I already add deluge inside www-data groups. when i add torrent file ...
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Executing C programs from HDD or PenDrive [duplicate]

So lately I've been in C programming. On trial and Error and Basis I tried Compiling(GCC) and Executing(./a.out) from my Windows' partition and Pen-drive i.e. precisely I tried executing on NTFS and ...
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Is there a way to open .et files with 14 04 LTS?

I have just come over to Ubuntu and I am very pleased with it. However I have a very important file that I backed up from windows and I am unable to open it. It is an a .et file created by Kingsoft ...
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How to hide the CIFS volume mounted from NTFS file system hosted on Zentyal 2.2.2

How to hide the CIFS Volume mounted from Zentyal 2.2.2. which is having the NTFS Partition Mount command given in /etc/fstab on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS //192.168.0.203/tallylinux /media/Tally11 cifs ...
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Mount Error (13): Permission denied on NTFS Partition due to bad user id and password [on hold]

Unable to access Tally11 mount error (13): Permission denied Refer to the mount .cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) "Tally11 is the folder Name" Getting this error on Ubuntu ...
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when i am trying to run a perl file i am getting permission denied error

/usr/local/share/lxr/lxr-2.0.3/scripts$ ls ANSI-escape.sh ContextMgr.pm LCLInterpreter.pm QuestionAnswer.pm set-lxr-version.sh VTescape.pm configure-lxr.pl kernel-vars-grab.sh ...
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In college we want to open ubuntu developer group or club or chapter give us some guidance [on hold]

In college we want to open ubuntu developer group or club or chapter give us some guidance How can we open this with all the documentation we require
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i got a base rootfs, but the permissions on the files inside it it it do not make sense to me. am i missing something?

I have downloaded the ubuntu core rootfs. I have also pulled down a similar rootfs with debootstrap. I am confused by some of the persmissions in each of these base rootfs'. For example /bin/ping ...
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Running Python script in Abaqus in Ubuntu

I am running a python script through the scripting interface in Abaqus. It's a basic script that writes a value from each element from the abaqus simulation into a a text file. The text file is then ...
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How to install ACPYPE and fix the error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to install acpype in ubuntu 14.04 and I followed the comments given in ubuntu program installation guide: I have followed the following commands. acpype go to the directory in which you ...
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Unix permissions - what EXACTLY is the “owner group” (note: singular)?

I'm programming a Fuse file-system. So far so normal, didn't encounter unsolvable problems (except performance). However, I read the following articles: http://linuxcommand.org/lts0070.php ...
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Unable to compile INTEL 82599 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile the drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: ~/ixgbe-3.21.2/src$ make install make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-46-generic/build ...
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Ubuntu on a live cd wont let me access the installed HDD

I am using a live cd running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to access my hard drives /media/(Myname) it telling me that persmission is denied. Even when i could view the files earlier. How can i fix ...
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Ubuntu does not allow me to access my HDD when using a live CD [duplicate]

A HDD failed in my computer a while ago and I am using a HDD from another computer that I had running Lubuntu. Now I have it installed in a computer where I am using a live CD and it won't let me ...
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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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How to Recover Ubuntu default file system permissions [duplicate]

I made a big mistake.. When I trying to give some permissions to localhost project In terminal I typed 'sudo chmod -R 755 /' Now nothing work. I tried to fix this By this commands mount -o ...
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Permission of files which are in a folder doesn't change from root

I had a problem with installing Virtualenv, Python3.4 and Django 1.7, so I entered as root and became successful to install them. but know I am being encountered with permission limitations. all of my ...
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Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...
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Move file to another user's home directory (without sudo)

I have a couple of files that I want to move to another's user home directory. I don't have permissions to write to that user's home directory, but I know his password. I know how to copy the file ...
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How to create a ext4 partition for all users?

I know it sound like a dublicate questions but I tried the following and it didn't help: My drive is mounted under /media/data so I entered sudo chown -R :users /media/data However I still ...
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Permission Denied during install of Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 a new HP Pavilion laptop with AMD A10 and 1.5 TB of space running Windows 8.1, 64 bit. When I run wubi it gets half way and: Permission denied For more ...
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How to use dd command to copy img file to sdcard?

I've been trying to use the dd command to send an .img file of mine to a partition on my sdcard. The command is dd if=/dev/sda6/media/david/desktop/stellar-unbrick.img of=/dev/sdb1. Unfortunately, all ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Standard user missing elevated group permissions

The other day, apparently a script or other essential file got scrambled/deleted/whatever, now preventing the standard user to gain 'admin' group rights and successfully complete the boot process into ...
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windows permissions vs ubuntu permissions

Opening some of my files in my usb drive from windows shows a message that reads as "there was a problem sending a command to the program". I got that window for some files, only after I was accessing ...
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Can mhddfs mounting options be set via /etc/fstab to respect file permissions?

I'm currently using mhddfs to mount three hard drives into a singluar pool directory. However, due to the allow_other option set, all users have full rw permissions in the pool directory (ignoring any ...
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Fstab doesn't update permissions or ownership rules [duplicate]

I mount a FAT32 filesystem (because it needs to be compatible with windows) that has an SVN repository on it. It is mounted with owners root:plugdev and permissions rwxrwx--- . My user account is a ...
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User doesn't get gksu dialog so apps just fail

I am using Ubuntu with Xfce on Android in a chroot (via Linux Deploy). When I try to run some software that requires admin/root access the GUI does not prompt me for the admin password like it does ...
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Error: You do not have permission to access “filename” [duplicate]

I have an external hard disk which i was using on mac. While accessing it on ubuntu two folders "Movies", "pictures" were not accessable. It said i was not the owner and i don't have the permission to ...
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Getting “permission denied” when trying to edit a plugin for Gedit [duplicate]

I've tried everything that I know, which admittedly is not a lot. The problem is that I can't use the plug-ins in Gedit because the loader is set to "python 3". I read an answer where all one has to ...
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Can't log in my ubuntu laptop, login loop

Can anyone help me, I cant log-in to my laptop. Looks like its just looping back to the login screen. what may have caused it, I was working on an AWS EC2 lab and after setting up an instance i ...
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Password Protect web interface [on hold]

Hello Guys I followed this guide for one of Custom build system on top of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS however this doesn't work.
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wubi install: permission denied at the end of installation [duplicate]

I downloaded the image ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 Extracted to a file run wubi.exe I followed the process but in the end of the installation it gives: Permission denied For more ...
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Running cron scripts with php and node

I've gone through many posts for cron jobs, but still was unable to run it on my Ubuntu 14.04 environment. I have a file test.sh in /tmp/test/. The test.sh contains several other scripts in PHP and ...
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How do I check if my root password (login) is disabled?

I accidentally enabled(set) my root password (by default it is locked), and now I want to "undo" it. I used both commands sudo usermod -p '!' root and sudo passwd -dl root in that order. How do ...
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How to allow www-data to create a folder with read, write and execute permission [duplicate]

How do I create a directory with read, write and execute permission in ubuntu 14.04. I have a web-app written in php and I am using <?php mkdir('/items/folder', 0777, true); ?> to create ...
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Home folders accessible to other users and should not be, how to fix?

Why are my home folders accessible by other users on the same system by default? I understand that I can change the permission of the home folders but want to know why this happened? I have done ...