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

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Create a group for users and sets the permission

0 down vote favorite I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each ...
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I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run

I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run, unless they are ran as sudo (BAD IDEA!) How do I fix this issue?
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minidlna on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cannot access /media folders

My minidlna program is attempting to access the /media folder to get the drives mounted there. I have adapted the minidlna.conf file to look specifically for these drives. I get to them and recieve an ...
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While chmod 'ing for htdocs. I found daemon user. Who is this?

I am new to ubuntu. Recently I tried to change user of htdocs according to many q&a 's available on askUbuntu. I followed these steps: qayyum@qayyum:~$ who am i qayyum pts/0 2014-10-01 ...
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Mongod server not woking due to the following error

Wed Oct 1 16:26:07.254 [initandlisten] journal dir=/data/db/journal Wed Oct 1 16:26:07.254 [initandlisten] recover : no journal files present, no recovery needed Wed Oct 1 16:26:07.254 ...
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tcpdump permissions problem

having trouble running tcpdump. I'm on Trusty. I must run tcpdump with non-root user. Searched the web for my problem and figured out i should sudo setcap cap_net_admin=eip /usr/sbin/tcpdump That ...
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mongod server is not working duee to permissions problem

10309 Unable to create/open lock file: /data/db/mongod.lock errno:13 Permission denied Is a mongod instance already running?, terminating how to check for running instance?? i want to use mongo ...
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Hidden Permissions - Zentyal Admins can't access User's Created Folders

I am the co-administrator of a small private school's domain system. I set the system up using Zentyal 3.4 of which Windows and Ubuntu clients both connect. Students have their own personal logins ...
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Cant make file executable in gui or terminal [on hold]

I have recently installed a fresh version of crouton on my Chromebook with unity and ubuntu. I have been trying to make my files executable in the GUI, but every time I click the box it turns back ...
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Screwed up lightdm file and am now in login loop

Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04...upgrade worked but ran into permission problems mounting usb stick and launching applications. Attempting to fix this I edited and saved lightdm....am now stuck in login ...
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Why does node.js need administrative permissions to access my windows share even though the share's premission is 0777

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8.1 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue?

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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re-install … weird [on hold]

Finally, I reinstalled my Ubuntu 14.04, but after all finished, I found that my previous /home had become 207GB in size and I have new and clean Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Video ...
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Changed owner from another distro [on hold]

I have two distros of linux.(Mint and Centos) I have done a stupid thing, I set current user as owner(centos ) recursivly to another distro(mint) root directory..... So I am not able to start this ...
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USB partly readable , permissions “ None ”

I have an USB inserted of which some files I can read. When I check properties > permissions it shows " None " in last 2 entries. I tried changing it still it goes back to " None ". The USB has 5.3 GB ...
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Ubuntu Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...
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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. Thats my /etc/exports : /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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Cannot create new files through sshfs

I'm having problems creating new files using sshfs. I can update an existing file, but creating a new file (using an editor or cp) throws an error ("permission denied" or, more often, "software caused ...
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unable to access drive

I am new to the Ubuntu family, maybe a week, and already now I have got an error. The error is that I cannot access my own drive which is named computer here. The images below explain the story. how ...
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Okular is not listed in the open with option

recently I installed Ocular .I opened file using Ocular through command window.But it is not listing in the normal user.But if I go for sudo nautilus , I am getting Ocular option. I know it is related ...
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Samba File Server hide folders for certain users

I have a Ubuntu machine with the following folders. I am using samba server to share the folder. I have 3users: user 1 = full access user 2 = access to folder music (only read) user 3 = access ...
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How can you know if executing a program requires root?

I understand that this is a bit fundamental and perhaps a silly question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I understand that every file has the "Executable" bit. I assumed that programs ...
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No write access in folder using Nautilus despite having group write permissions

There's a folder I would like to move files from/to using Nautilus. I am not the owner of the folder (and don't want to be), but I changed the group to one I am a member of. The permissions on the ...
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Script Not Running Properly On Server

I am having an issue with my webserver. I am testing it out on a new kernel build and it seems as if I can't get one certain part running on it. All of my scripts work except this one. Every file ...
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Installation issue

So I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 7 system with more than enough power to run this operating system. When the installer is finished instead of "congrats, enjoy your new operating ...
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14:04: Usergroup / file permissions problems daemon proces

I'm trying to understand the file permissions in ubuntu, but after reading some material, I still don't understand why the following situation doesn't work: I have a folder ...
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Update-manager doesn't ask password [duplicate]

A week ago update-manager doesn't asks my root password. For example now I've updated ffmpeg for chromium in my Xubuntu without root password. Is it ok? Does your _ubuntu behave the same?
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Fixing permissions of backup files that I don't have -r or -w access to - but still denied access

I've always used rsync to backup all my files to an external drive. Now after having formatted my hard disk and reinstalled Linux, I wanted to copy the backup files to my hard disk. The problem is ...
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How to change permission of a drive in an external hard disk?

I had an old laptop. When it got complaint I removed its hard drive and started using it as external hard disk. It has an 80 GB of memory allocation for the windows C drive partition. But now i don't ...
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Make install Command - Permission Denied

I'm trying to install glew and freeglut so I can program OpenGL. I have figured out how to fix my make all command but when I type make install I get this message: Making install in src make[1]: ...
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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how to get user permissions for nfs share?

So, i have been going through many questions like this and checked several potential solutions of which none worked yet... The situation: I simply want to be able to access a Synology NAS from an ...
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libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/002/006: Permission denied. libusb requires write access to USB device nodes

I am connecting my FTDI Device with Laptop USB. I was following all the steps given in the link How to build libftdi git under Linux But after installing.. When I was running ./eeprom it is throwing: ...
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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How do I share files between computers without using a password?

I am wondering how to eliminate the need for a password when sharing files between computers. I have tried changing the filesharing in properties. I am using ubuntu 14.04.
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Can't get permission for deleting a file - not even as root!

I understand similar questions have been asked but truthfully none answer my question. I downloaded a file using a torrent, and basically I need to replace a .jar file in there with another, yet ...
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How to lock down SFTP user?

I really need some help, I have been trying to jail a user using ubuntu. Thing to note: james is the user sshusers is the group /home/james/upload/ is the directory where I wish to lock user ...
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Error message 'You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of root'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I am logged in as an administrator account (I double checked, and it really is administrator) (username 'dennis'). I cannot create folders in my ~/ folder. When I ...
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Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin on this server

I installed php, mysql, phpmyadmin on my Ubuntu 12.04 localhost in the following steps: I try these steps: sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart sudo apt-get install php5 ...
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Shortcuts on my desktop? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 release, and I wanted to add a shortcut of /var/www to my desktop, since I want to do some PHP development. I went to /var/www to make a link, but my right-click menu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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How to get root permission inside qt program?

I run my QT app without sudo permission but during running phase of the app I need to install the .deb so I am running the command dpkg -i mydeb.deb with qprocess in QT or some other commands which ...
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VirtualBox runs as root, Critical Error as user

I've just done a fresh install of VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a relatively fresh install of 14.04 (Trusty) and am seeing the below error when attempting to start VB as a normal user Failed to create the ...
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Setting up /var/www/ permissions for a local machine [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu (Linux in general). I set it up in my old machine to check it out and maybe permanently switch to Ubuntu. I installed LAMP. I really would like to start doing some coding but I ...
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Superuser 'permission denied'

I wish to run a script in the root directory. The script is /opt/poky/1.6/xx If I log in as a superuser in Ubuntu 14.04 using sudo -i and my own password, I can see this file using ls /opt/poky/1.6/. ...
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Copying files to external HD formatted to ext4

I have bought an external HD, transcend 2TB 2.5 and formatted it from FAT32 to ext4 since I work most of the time with ubuntu. Now when I want to copy files from my computer to the device I get the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - BUG? SSH login failing [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 - installed apt-get install openssh-server, username is sun and password is 1234 and root also has password 1234. Remotely connecting and failing to allow me. suns-MacBook-Air:js sun$ ...
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Can't Change power_method 14.04

I am trying to modify my power method for my ati card as it's like having a helicopter in the room. I use the same methods described here. sudo bash -c echo "profile" > ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name!@lappyname:~$

During resolving another problem I run this command : pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers.d/README mount -o remount,rw / Than after error occurs and after reopen the ...