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

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I am having trouble fetching much needed updates

I am trying to figure out why my OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is having trouble fetching much needed updates? I live in Hawaii and there fore use the Hawaiian Mirror here as my source. I'm searching and ...
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Weird folder permission behaviour - Some sub folders have full permissions other don't

The problem: I can manually delete some sub folders and others not. They are all inside the same folder. I'm talking about the /var/www/html folder and an application I'm developing inside it. How ...
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How to install applications through a standard user account with blank password

In standard user account with no password specified, I want to use apt-get which subsequently requires the password of the current account. (I have the administrator password): user@System:~$ sudo ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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Folder Permissions

I am having trouble serving a folder out using samba. I have already successfully shared a folder but my folder permissions are jacked up: [samba is successfuly shared, flexraid_pool is a folder I ...
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Symlink error “This location could not be displayed”

Just upgraded to 14.04 (and it wasn't super easy, had a number of issues to fix...) I have a few external hard drives with video files. In my ~/Videos/ directory I had symlinks to those drives ...
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Auto mounting `NTFS` partition at startup not all options work

I am mounting a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system partition on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installation in order to be able to share data between the two OSs. The problem is that although I ...
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Write permission problems [on hold]

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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SU setgid: PERMISSION DENIED, SUDO: PERM_ROOT 0, -1, 1 PERMISSION DENIED

Hi I have a problem that I cannot solve. I cannot log into root, su, or sudo. Everything works fine via ssh so I tried on ssh via putty: Set root password: sudo passwd Add user to sudo/admin ...
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Do something in terminal that involve changing user [on hold]

I want do something in terminal that involve changing user like: sudo su do something do something exit do something do something sudo su do something do something exit I've tried to do something ...
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SMART data no longer available for my external HDD in disks utility

I no longer can check my external HDD status by using SMART data and self-tests. Using disks the option that was available before is just disabled as in the following screenshot: I guess it's ...
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Allow chown command to www-data user

Is there a way to allow chown command to be run by www-data but limiting it in a way that the files owner can be changed only to uids greator than that of www-data user? I already researched a lot ...
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Can't quickstart juju

I've installed juju over Ubuntu onto a Digital Ocean droplet, but I can't quickstart it; following the instructions and the comment in the knowledge base didn't helped either. I was thinking to ...
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How to change user of SD card from Root

I just recently got a Chromebook and now have Linux installed on it, and I am trying to get steam games onto my sd card. I initially had the issue in that it would not install anything on a drive with ...
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Mongod server not woking due to the following error

sanket@sanket:~$ sudo mongod sudo: unable to resolve host sanket [sudo] password for sanket: mongod --help for help and startup options Sun Oct 5 09:58:48.970 [initandlisten] MongoDB starting : ...
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Files transfered from Windows have owner “Nobody”. No file can be openned through Ethernet by Windows

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 there is a problem with my local network. In Ubuntu I can copy or open any Windows file from another PC by Ethernet. From Windows I can only copy files in both ...
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How to setup virtual users for vsftpd with access to a specific sub directory?

I need to be able to add a virtual users to vsftpd that only have access to a sub folder. The reason why I want to use virtual users is I only want to have 1 real user on the server. The FTP ...
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Cannot mkdir changed home directiory

So I'm on a chromebook and I'm running 13.10. The only reason I got that version is because it took less time to download and install. It works fine, and hopefully it's not too different from Ubuntu. ...
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How to run .py scripts with double clikcing [duplicate]

I have scripted a screenshot program with python. My problem is i am supposed to run it from ssh via python filename.py or via ./filename.py command. I gave chmod +x permissions but whenever i ...
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Permission denied - active user but the “ownership” disappeared

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies can't be deleted. I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Somehow it has removed itself as me being the ...
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Delete non-empty folder without permission

In my home directory on my University's server, there are some directories owned by another user. I'd like to get rid of them, but unfortunately it complains about me not having permission. I can ...
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How do I set DocumentRoot/Directory path in XAMPP httpd.conf to USB flash folder?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 with XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3 and my USB flash is FAt32 formated. When I try to set XAMPP configuration file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf: <Directory /> Order allow,deny ...
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Change folder permissions so new sub folders inherit those permissions

I'm developing a web application in LAMP. My application will often create new folders inside /var/www/html/myapp/uploads I've changed the uploads permissions with chmod and chown likle 100 times, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Access second hard disk for other user

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Just upgraded my PC from Ubuntu 12 (format & clean install) on a Kingston 60Gb SDD. I have a second hard disc fitted, a 1Tb standard disk that I use for data & backups ...
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Trouble with permissions and Samba on Ubuntu Server

I thought I understood permissions well, but apparently there is something I still don't understand. I have a samba share running on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. The intention is to use this for my ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Messed up with libudev files and now I can't boot

So I wanted to test cgminer on ubuntu and I was getting an error message about missing libudev file so in a rush I tried to read a few answers on here but instead of fixing it, I just messed up things ...
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SOLVED samba: create mask & force create mode can't set group write bit

Tried all combinations for create mask and force create mode. Regardless of this, all created files got "rw-r--r--" instead of "rw-rw-???" (I don't care about "others" permissions). smbd version ...
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Why am I getting “403 Forbidden” error when trying to access my server?

I am trying to figure apache2 (it is my first time), and yesterday I tried to edit the root folder for apache and when I try to access the server through my browser, I now get: Forbidden You don't ...
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Wordpress can't upload files

I have installed LAMP stack and Wordpress on a local apache2 server using the tutorials here- ...
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Bittorrent sync: Permission denied?

Every time I try to run the bittorrent sync binary, downloaded from here, I get a permission denied error regardless whether try running it as my user or as root. In particular, I get ...
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Permission denied while invoking libvirt with -no-kvm-irqchip argument

Trying to start a VM with -no-kvm-irqchip as argument. in the vm.xml, I have specified emulator as "/usr/bin/qemu-kvm-irq" which is passing -no-kvm-irqchip as argument. > ...
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Laravel and apache2: 403 forbidden

I am trying to deploy my Laravel app in apache2 locally, however when trying to browse to http://myapp.localhost.com/ I am getting the following error: Forbidden You don't have permission to access ...
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Give read/write rights for newly created files inside folder for users in group

I have created a user named ftpuser and a folder for him /home/ftpuser/files I added an existing user 'auser' to 'ftpuser' group sudo usermod -a -G ftpuser auser Last, I gave group ...
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Share permissions

This is my first post after switching to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, desktop version, for my media server. I am having problems creating share on an extra drive. I can create and access shares on the system ...
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Redme Note Confuguring with ubuntu 14

I have just got a Redme note and using ubuntu 14.04. I can't transfer the media with my laptop. The phone is a android 4.2 and i want to transfer my media from my laptop to the redme note but its not ...
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SSH key stopped working on Ubuntu Azure VPS

I have an Ubuntu instance that I'm running on Azure. I've been using it for the last 6 months or so to level up my novice Linux admin skills. Yesterday I was configuring a Capistrano deployment to ...
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Cannot access portable disk from (s)chroot jail

I want to access the files in my portable hard disk, so I bind-mount the /media directory to the schroot jail by adding a line /media /media none rw,bind 0 0 to ...
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How do I correctly mount a NTFS partition in /etc/fstab?

After a nasty episode (my second, you'd think I'd learn) caused by unsupervised automated podcast downloads filling my entire partition, I've finally moved just ~/Music to its own partition. The ...
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Samba share folder permissions

I am having an issue with Samba and trying to share another folder. I have successfully shared one folder with no issues. I wanted to start another share so I created the directory and copied all ...
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Why doesn't `sudo cd /var/named` work?

I want to cd into /var/named but it gives me a permission denied error, and when I want to use sudo to do this I am not permitted. What is the technical reason for this, and is it possible to do this ...
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Is it good practice to run applications with sudo?

For example, I am using Spotify for linux. Wouldn't I need to run it in sudo so that it can write its song cache to my file system? Also, if you run a program from the launcher, does it get sudo by ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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Ubuntu apache www-data and php permissions

I got Ubuntu to learn Linux and set up a local server to demo my sites on. I'm having quite a bit of trouble just running a php script that uploads a image to the server though. I'm not sure what ...
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Find out my user's group name without a terminal

I have managed to break my X server, and am trying to attempt the solution offered in this page. I only have one user on the system, but I have no idea what its group name is, which means I can't ...
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SSH: Permission denied, please try again. While tryng to connect to remote 12.04 server

I'm having quite the head ache because of this. The day before yesterday I rented a VPS at atlantic. They provided me with vnc and root's ssh credentials. I could only login through a VNC viewer ...
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Want to share folders with another user in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created another user in my system so that I could do my work easily and others dont poke me. But my problem is, I want to share a particular folder (Downloads ...
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Permissions problem

I'm currently trying to setup btsync such that it syncs some folders on some internal HDD's. Frustratingly when I come to actually share the folders in the gui, it can't see the mount points for the ...
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Self extracting installer permission denied during run

I apologize if this is a duplicate of anything. I did do many searches on google, this site and Stack Overflow. I am having a problem running a self extracting installer, even with sudo and proper ...